Omnichannel commerce is exposing organizations as "legacy channel impaired." The roles, responsibilities and skills retailers need to sustain success in this brave new commerce world have not kept pace.
In a move that could alter political debate and improve the image of the world's largest retailer, Walmart announced that it will raise the minimum wage of its employees to as much as $10 per hour by 2016. The decision has received mixed reaction.
The National Retail Federation has called for President Obama to become involved in the ongoing contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) if a deal is not reached.