Gary Sankary

Gary Sankary joined Esri in 2014 as a subject matter expert in retail after spending 30 years in the industry. Gary’s retail career started in his parent’s family business more than 40 years ago. Along the way he had an opportunity to work with Cost Plus Imports, Mervyn’s and Target Corp. where he led a number of cross-functional teams developing technology and business process strategies to support store and digital merchandising initiatives.

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NextTech: Retailers Combine CRM and GIS to Understand Customers

CRM technology helps companies organize information on customers; GIS software helps them discover and share insight.

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The Ethics of Supply Chain Transparency

For companies seeking to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, location intelligence and supply chain transparency are essential.

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Halo Forecasting with AI: A Major Leap in Retail Planning

A long-coveted forecast comes to life for retailers, using AI and the geospatial cloud to predict brick and mortar and online sales.

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Retailers Attempt to Staff Up for the Holiday Rush

With the US at full employment and labor pools running low, retailers must use smarter recruiting tools to find talent for the holidays.

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The Secret Formula behind One of the World’s Biggest Business Expansions

How does a company decide where to locate 2,500 new stores in one year—and ensure profitability? One retailer reveals the answer.

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Growth Insights Series: Is Direct-to-Consumer a Ticket to Growth?

Some enterprising brands are choosing to sell and market directly to consumers, using location intelligence to guide their way.

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How Data-Driven Commerce Is Driving Retail

Retail executives who don't understand their customers will lose them to the competition.

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