• WHEN
    April 30th • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle

  • Welcome to the #RIC18 Store Tours! This year we are hosting our exclusive event at The Shops at Columbus Circle at the Time Warner Center.

    The tour will feature visits to Amazon Books, Sugarfina, TUMI, New York Running Company by JackRabbit and others, each visit hosted by a retail executive representing the brand. The retail executives will showcase their unique marketing strategies as well as innovative technologies in use in the stores.


  • Sugarfina
    Sugarfina is a luxury candy boutique for grown-ups that brings a fresh and fashionable approach to candy. A true disruptor in the $200B confections industry, Sugarfina is reintroducing the lost art of high-quality artisan candies, made by small-batch candy makers around the world and packaged with love. Named one of the world’s most beautiful candy by Architectural Digest, Sugarfina is disrupting the sweet space at retail with an innovative store design and experience. The first shop opened November 2013 in Beverly Hills and now includes 50 locations in North America in major cities such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Vancouver. The Time Warner Center boutique opened in October 2015 as the brand first kiosk-style location and is one of Sugarfina’s top-performing stores.

  • JackRabbit
    At JackRabbit, we are a community of running enthusiasts who have a passion for living an active lifestyle. Our mission is to help you find the perfect fit in all of your favorite brands, including ASICS, Brooks, Hoka One One, Nike and more. Whether you’re looking for running shoes, sports bras or other active gear, we’ve got you covered.

  • Tumi

  • Tumi
    The 2,000-square foot space was designed to be the premier retail hub where Global Citizens are able to experience the most advanced and cutting edge technology at the forefront of travel-lifestyle retail innovation. The new concept features seating for customers, in-store WiFi, and both conventional and induction charging stations. To further expand the store’s digital capabilities, the location will launch a large format touch-screen digital kiosk for a more flawless in-store shopping experience.

  • Amazon Books
    Amazon Books is a chain of retail bookstores owned by online retailer Amazon. As of November 2017, Amazon Books operates thirteen stores in the United States, with plans to open additional stores in the near future. Using shelf space to display the covers of books facing outwards instead of spines; according to Amazon, the decision was made to showcase the authors and their work, rather than efficient use of space. The shelves display positive reviews and star-ratings from the website and prices are matched to online equivalents.

  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
    Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We’ve seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn’t changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we’re a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing – and we’re always looking for new energy and ideas.