Pete’s Two Cents: Timing and urgency impact retail recalibration

by | Oct 26, 2017

It’s almost Halloween and we’re rounding the bend of the last mile to the holiday shopping season. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still time for some blockbuster retail news: After a long struggle trying to turn things around, Sears Canada was forced into liquidation by its creditors.

It’s a little sad, really, as I actually visited one of the Canada stores not too long ago – it had completely reinvented itself. The Canada store was delivering better on consumer expectations than the drab U.S. stores (you know, you’ve seen them – or judging by recent news, maybe not). Just goes to show that timing and urgency are important when recalibrating retail strategies.

Urgency, speed in retail recalibration

Stay tuned to the SPS blog for more thoughts on the future of retail recalibration.

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Peter Zaballos

Peter Zaballos

Senior Vice President & CMO at SPS Commerce
Peter brings more than 15 years of experience in product development, marketing and business development in enterprise, mobile computing and consumer internet businesses. At SPS Commerce, Peter leads the product strategy and marketing programs to support the company’s growth and presence in the retail supply chain market. Additionally, he serves as an advisory board member for two consumer web service firms, and, where he focuses on branding, positioning and message development.
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