Bish Creative Goes Inside #RICE22

Want to know our favorite part about the event experience? It’s hearing what our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors got out of the show! Many thanks to our friends at Bish Creative, who had an awesome booth on our show floor and developed a fantastic video recap on their experience.   In three short minutes, Rick […]

#RICE22 Recap: Highlights from the Design:Retail Conference

The underlying theme for this year’s Retail Innovation Conference & Expo was “Designing the Next Era of Connected Commerce.” You can’t have a connected commerce experience without brick-and-mortar stores, right? Right! That’s why we saw practitioners across functions gravitate to the Design:Retail Conference. Whether in marketing, ecommerce, visual merchandising or operations, #RICE22 attendees were eager […]

Retail TouchPoints Reveals 2022’s 40 Under 40 Winners

Retail TouchPoints and design:retail have unveiled the 2022 slate of 40 Under 40 Award winners. Representing the entire retail realm — from store design to CX strategy, ecommerce and retail operations — the 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight up-and-coming leaders who have done innovative and remarkable work and contributed significantly to the progress of the retail industry as […]

6 Must-See Sessions in the Retail Innovation Summit

Innovation. It’s a big, important word in business today, especially retail. Innovation is also great in theory, but it’s rarely fully actualized, especially in organizations with many years of existing systems and processes in place. But during the Retail Innovation Summit, the targeted event for strategic leaders, C-suite executives and other changemakers, attendees will learn […]

6 IRCE Sessions to Catch in Chicago

It’s the final countdown until we’re headed to Chicago for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo! There are many things we’re excited about, but the biggest in my opinion is that we’ve brought back IRCE, one of the retail and ecommerce industries’ most beloved events.   And not to toot our own horn or anything, but […]

Reimagining the Expo: Inside Our Activations and Immersive Experiences

We’ve all been there before: the expo hall. You feel the rush and invigoration as soon as you walk in — this is the place where some of the best companies in the world come together! But your excitement quickly turns into inundation. The rows upon rows of booths all start to blend together. Nothing […]

What’s the Future of the Store? Design & Experience Luminaries Share Hot Takes

Over the past two years, ecommerce has gotten a lot of attention. It’s obvious why: the volatility of the pandemic urged everyone to minimize their store trips and be more thoughtful about when, and how frequently, they were venturing out of their homes. But now, we’re seeing an exciting resurgence of the store. Consumers are […]

#RICE22 Session Spotlight: Evolving in the Marketplace Movement

Amazon is a retail force to be reckoned with and for years, merchants of all sizes and across categories have tried to beat them at their own game. While some have tried to optimize pricing and promotions, others have tried to host their own shopping holidays. But in the ultimate “if you can’t beat ‘em, […]

How to Find New Revenue Opportunities with Subscription Services

One of the truisms in marketing is the value of customer retention. Yes, new customers are exciting, essential, and grab attention. But existing customers buy more often, spend more, refer more and cost less to serve than newer customers.   This holds regardless of the mode (ecommerce vs. brick-and-mortar) of purchase. After all, cost-per-acquisition (CPA) keeps […]