Roland Gossage

Roland Gossage

Roland Gossage is CEO of GroupBy Inc, a data-driven e-commerce solution. 

The Future of Retail is Digital Commerce. Is That Really So?

If you’ve been tracking e-commerce news, you would be aware of the media claiming that the retail apocalypse is here. According to the latest Coresight Research Report (June 28, 2019), U.S. retailers have announced 7,037 store closures as compared to 5,864 closures in 2018. However, there are a few interesting trends that indicate digital commerce…

Grocery Shopping for the Digital Age

While many retailers have yet to come to a consensus on what the future of grocery will look like, they can agree that great disruption is already occurring in the category, and innovation will be driven by consumer behavior and desires. The proliferation of ways and places to shop means online grocers must also compete…

Increasing Consumer Search Preferences to Fulfill Shoppers’ Needs

In today’s time-starved world, retailers and brands are just one of the many industries competing for consumers’ attention on a daily basis. And as more and more shoppers experience increased time constraints throughout their day, the ways they search for items they need to buy online in that instant will become increasingly specific, in much…

Merchandise by Numbers

For all the emphasis the e-commerce industry places on big data, the benefits of data are proportional to its quality. Think of it this way: big data is crude oil and rich data is refined fuel. Now let’s apply it to product data: when it’s unstructured, it’s useless, but once it’s organized and enriched, it…