IT innovation oppty in retail and CPG – NYC: w/bike lanes, retail sales grew up to 49% – Boston Business Journal

These are some incredible numbers, when comparing this uptick to a 3% uptick in other boroughs.  Report from NYC: With bike lanes, retail sales grew up to 49% – Boston Business Journal.

While not assuming this is 100% due to the bike lanes, even 50% would be something for both the retail industry, and the CPG industry, to consider.  How can IT lead the way in helping business units analyze this trend?  Its potential impact on advertising?  On POS?  On product mix?

Is IT agile enough to begin considering how to lead  their business when something like this occurs?

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