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Tony D'Onofrio is currently CEO of TD Insights, a consultancy focused on working with private equity companies, board of directors, public speaking, industry groups, and advanced technologies companies. He serves on the board of directors for 3SI Systems, board of advisors for Deep Science AI, board of advisors for Smart Store Expo Dubai, and is a mentor for the Alchemist Accelerator in Silicon Valley, California. D'Onofrio is a global social media influencer with over 160,000 followers on LinkedIn. He's listed as a Top 100 Global Retail Influencer 2019 by Vend, Top 25 Must Read Retail IT Blogs by BizTech, Top 25 Retail Industry Website by Vend, and Top 40 European Blogs by Market Inspector. His multiple industry accolades includes the Retail Excellence Award from the Asia Retail Congress. D'Onofrio publishes regularly on multiple platforms in North America and Europe on retail, technology, and leadership industry leading trends. As a public motivational speaker on many global stages, he has foreshadowed "The Disruptive Future of Retail" through digital transformation technologies. In 2018, he retired from Tyco Retail Solutions (now Sensormatic), part of Johnson Controls. At Sensormatic, he managed the growth strategies for retail global accounts, global marketing, global source tagging, and transitioning key components of the core loss prevention business into "as a service" model. D'Onofrio is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (BA) and Cleveland State University (MBA). His 30-plus years continuous learning career in information technologies and loss prevention retail segments continues through research, writing, and consulting. As he likes to say, "This is the age to disrupt or be disrupted." D'Onofrio's website is tonydonofrio.com. He can be reached by email at tonycdonofrio1 [at] gmail.com.

Livestreaming into a Video-First Future of Retail

Virtually nonexistent three years ago, livestreaming now accounts for 4% of online retail sales in China and about 1% of total retail sales.

Distressed Consumer Trends in the Post COVID-19 Recovery

This article summarizes the latest shopping data, key insights on the digital shifts underway, and recommendations for a stronger retail industry recovery.
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Nike and the Post COVID-19 ‘New Normal’ Disruptive Future of Retail

This article summarizes the COVID-19 China’s “new retail” strategies, generational commerce transformation trends, and the latest global and regional retail sales forecasts post the pandemic, as well as uses Nike's response as an example of the positive actions taken by retailers during the health crisis.

The Coronavirus and Its Predictable Future for Retail

A new study indicated that the coronavirus could impact over 5 million businesses worldwide. Eighty-seven percent of USA companies with operations in China expect the outbreak to negatively impact revenue. Of that number, 24% expect declines of 16% or more. The impact on retail could be significant.

The Perfect 2020 Mobile Vision Future of Retail

Post-World War II, technology has been the primary engine driving the retail industry's transformation through three powerful megatrends. As we approach the perfect vision year 2020, this article summarizes the state of the third and most important megatrend—mobile communications and the smartphone.

The Consumer Digital Transformation Retail Wakeup Call

Tony D'Onofrio recently spoke on the "Disruptive Future of Retail" at the LPM annual editorial board meeting. His presentation explained the key trends driving the digital transformation of the global retail industry. This article summarizes his presentation.

Nike and the Retail Industry Adoption Outlook for RFID

“It’s quickly becoming the most precise tool in our arsenal to meet an individual consumer specific need at the exact right moment...I think this will help us create the capability to grow profitably across the breadth of the portfolio and ultimately, again it’s putting ourselves in position to serve consumers in a way that gets them the product that they need when they want it and where they want it.” - Mark Parker, Nike CEO

What’s in the Mind of a Retail Shoplifter? How Do We Scientifically Change It?

The Loss Prevention Retail Council recently launched it's latest initiate called LPRC Innovate. LPM contributor Tony D'Onofrio was there and provides details on his latest blog post. He also summaries two LPRC research surveys. One on self-checkout theft and a second on theft by opioid-abuse offenders.

Visualizing The Supermarket of the Future

“Norman (Mayne, CEO of Dorothy Lane Market) is a truly unique merchant. He has a special ability to identify concepts and products that will...

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