Hacking smallholder supplychains, next commerce disruption

Is “hacking smallholder supplychains, next commerce disruption”? Common sense says yes. The Analytics says where and how to do it. These headlines just confirm it.

Big Retail to hyperlocal business models are not working as thought and smallholder farmers are a $450B opportunity, but how to connect demand-supply is the disruption.

Target Tries to Find Its Place in the Big City

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/target-other-big-box-retailers-find-city-stores-can-be-a-challengeUrban markets are the last

# American frontier for big-box retailers such as Target.
# For mega-retailers, “operating smaller stores is like starting a whole new business,”
# “the potential is huge, and they are taking their time to get the format right, the logistics right, and location, location, location,”
# British big-box retailer Tesco (TSCO:LN). It spent more than a billion dollars on its 200 smaller U.S. stores before admitting defeat last year and selling or shuttering them. Finding the right locations in downtown areas is more challenging than in the wide-open suburbs. The logistics of stocking stores without massive loading docks are complicated


How To Help 450 Million Poor Farmers–Without Destroying The Earth


# Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, or ANDE, a think tank and global network of nearly 200 organizations that’s become the epicenter of a movement to foster small and growing businesses as engines for economic growth in the developing world.

# Dalberg published the seminal report, “Catalyzing Smallholder Agricultural Finance,” which pegs the market opportunity at $450 billion and shows that increased financing can boost farmer yields and income.


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Conclusion: Hacking Hacking smallholder supplychains, next commerce disruption. Look at Uber, Airbnb, et al. Amazon, eBay, Walmart, are all looking to hack this opportunity. How large. The numbers don’t matter as too big to even talk about. The key is to think network and to summarize.

Gilder’s Law: Winner’s Waste. The best business models, he said, waste the era’s cheapest resources in order to conserve the era’s most expensive resources.


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  1. In the 2013 report, Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities, the World Economic Forum and Bain & Company found that reducing supply chain barriers could increase the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) by over US$ 2.5 trillion. Building on the momentum of both this finding and the WTO’s recent trade facilitation agreement, the 2014 report, Enabling Trade: From Valuation to Action, looks at how to accelerate reform. It concentrates on sectoral, regional and functional areas where the positive impacts of supply chain facilitation could be greatest, or where momentum for change is building.

    Click to access WEF_EnablingTradeReport_2014.pdf

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