The pace of change in the retail industry is starting to accelerate. Amazon is flexing its muscles with the recently announced acquisition of Whole Foods. Retailers are scrambling to respond to Amazon’s disruptive moves not only in the grocery sector but across the entire spectrum of retail. Amazon’s deep pockets and ability to leverage technology are changing the rules of the game in retail. The days of retailers and brand manufacturers being able to operate in a world with long planning horizons and overseas production lead times are coming to a close, and the on-demand economy is taking hold. This phenomenon has worked its way down the food chain and has increased the need for on-demand custom store fixtures that offer differentiation but can also be made quickly.