Amazon Deepens Payments Presence With Express Payout, Cashierless Partnership With Panera

Amazon has expanded its reach in the payments arena with the the launch of Express Payout for Amazon Pay merchants and the reported expansion of its cashierless checkout to 200 stores. According to Reuters, the retailer is continuing to expand its cashierless tech through partnerships including a new deal with Panera Bread, which will deploy…

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Executive Summit 2023 in Review: The Next Frontier of Wholesale Distribution

Last week, NAW was proud to welcome over 300 of our nation’s leading wholesaler-distributors to Washington, DC for the industry’s premier event, the 2023 NAW Executive Summit: The Next Frontier of Wholesale Distribution. We aimed to bring together the best and brightest to discuss the current landscape of wholesale distribution, what’s on the horizon, and…

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The Flywheel Separation: Pricing, Profitability and Business Transformation

Even before the pandemic, the forces of change were looming large in wholesale distribution. New generations of buyers were changing how they buy and what they expected from distributors — which in turn, was forcing a wholesale transformation of the modern distributor. The post-WWII distribution-center-with-local-branches model was showing its age. Digital technologies — including e-commerce…

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What Distributors Can Learn from ChatGPT

By: Benj Cohen If you’ve been paying attention to the media lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about ChatGPT, the groundbreaking chatbot technology that uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to have natural and lifelike conversations with users. As a distributor, you might have wondered if and how ChatGPT could potentially benefit your business….

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