DTC Brands Take Unique Paths to Growth

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We’ve all seen the headlines: Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that were once heralded for their innovation are now struggling to reach true profitability. Increased competition online, rising cost-per-acquisition costs, and volatile marketing and advertising platforms are just three of the many factors impacting DTC growth strategies. While many have taken these challenges and turned them into […]

Meet the RICE Team: Nicole Silberstein

Have you dug into Retail TouchPoints’ hearty library of resources dedicated to the expanding and evolving marketplace space? Have you seen the latest and greatest stories about direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands scaling across digital channels? Or maybe you’ve done a quick site search to see what Amazon, Meta or TikTok are up to? Well, you’ve likely […]

Designers, Spotlight Your Holiday Creations! Winning Windows Nominations Are Open

Ah, the holiday season. It’s truly a magical time. And store designers are arguably the magicians crafting incredible store experiences as shoppers hustle and bustle through the streets and malls. As consumers work to check off their holiday shopping lists, department stores, specialty retailers and luxury brands alike will embrace powerful storytelling and visual merchandising […]

Inside the New Marketing Tech Stack: Considering the Loyalty Loop

Nearly half of senior marketing executives expect to see a large financial impact on marketing ROI as a result of the end of third-party cookies, according to a recent survey by Lytics. It’s a reality that all marketing teams must face, and while some are making moves to collect more first- and zero-party data, 52% […]

Meet the RICE Team: Erica Vallecorsa

We believe great content is the heart of a great event experience. There is no shortage of digital and IRL events out there, so we think investing in timely content with relevant, knowledgeable speakers is key. Luckily we have someone like Erica Vallecorsa helping us bring the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo vision to life! […]

You Asked, We Answered: Top Speakers Returning for #RICE23

Our 2022 event had no shortage of incredible speakers — 200 of them, to be exact! And as we started to shape our 2023 agenda, we wanted to make sure we included the speakers that really rose to the top for our attendees. We are still building our content and programming, but we’re excited to […]

New Topics, New Voices: See Who’s Coming to #RICE23 (So Far)

The top goal of the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo content team is to ensure we’re getting fresh perspectives on  the industry and fresh stories from the trenches. This summer, we’ve been chatting with our community to learn more about the folks they follow, the voices they trust and, of course, the brands they love […]

Understanding Gen Z: Getting Inside Their Heads…and Their Wallets

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Ah, Gen Z. To some, they’re a complete mystery. To many, they’re the hottest shopper audience and, in turn, crucial to brands’ future growth marketing strategies.   It’s pretty clear why: with about $360 billion in disposable income in 2021, this demographic’s spending power is growing…and so is their impact on the world at large. Digitally […]

Answer Big Web 3.0 Questions at the D2 Summit in NYC

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During the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, we dug deep into the metaverse and NFTs. Of course, both topics are part of a much bigger conversation around Web 3.0. Although executive leaders have a lot of questions surrounding Web 3.0, they’re also putting a lot of money into understanding it, according to a new survey conducted by Decentralization […]

Nominations for the Retail Innovator Awards are Now Open!

The Retail Innovator Awards have become a mainstay for Retail TouchPoints and the Retail Innovation Conference. Over the years, we’ve recognized executives in the industry who have spearheaded positive change for their businesses…and the industry at large. Folks from Crocs, David’s Bridal, Dollar General, 7-Eleven, and so many other brands have been thrust into our […]