Given the rise in online shopping and the cut-throat competition from e-commerce giant Amazon, smaller retailers have begun closing their physical locations around the world.
Retail giant Target Corporation arguably led the charge when, in 2013, the company hired Paritosh Desai as vice president of business intelligence, analytics and testing.
He established fluidity between the data team and managers by creating an analytics system that managers could use themselves, promoting data-driven decision-making across the board.
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An Indeed report from January 2019 showed that there is a 29% increase in demand for data scientists year-over-year and a 344% increase in demand since 2013.
Retail giants, however, seem to be getting around this shortage likely through high salaries and development opportunities.