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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

vertical millard s drexler  In the retail arena, vertical integration was pioneered by such retail brands as Gap Inc. , The Limited (LTD ), Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI ), and Talbots . These merchants wanted far more control over the products they placed on their shelves, racks, and bins. To gain this control, they moved “upstream” their supply chain into collaborative product development and, in some cases, even manufacturing. This model actually fueled the ascent of Gap in the early 1980s, when its new CEO at the time,

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets RFI/RFP Template

Insurance and Investment, Marketing Automation, Sales Force Automation (SFA), CRM Analytics, Call Center and Customer Service, Professional Services Automation (PSA), e-CRM, E-Mail Respons... Get this template

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