#RICE23 Content Tracks: Meet the 2023 Track Leads

When you attend a conference that has multiple content tracks that each span multiple days, it can feel overwhelming trying to digest as much information as you can in a short amount of time. We’ve all experienced it. But what if we told you that we’re working to combat this overwhelming feeling?   At the Retail […]

Actualizing Equity: Spotlight on WOCRA for International Women’s Day 

Did you know the average woman earns just 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man? Did you know this disparity is even greater for women of color, with African American women earning just 60 cents and Latinas earning only 55 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men?   In celebration of International […]

Inside the #RICE23 Agenda: 5 Session Formats for All Learning Styles


The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo agenda was designed to cover a broad spectrum of topics and tech trends shaping the future of connected commerce. Our keynote sessions and seven tracks will give attendees the chance to hear first-hand from industry analysts, futurists and practitioners so they can further shape their strategies in 2023 and […]

#RICE23 Speaker Spotlight: Kiri Masters, Head of Retail Marketplace Strategy, Acadia 

The marketplace movement and retail media landscape are evolving at a rapid pace. Both are presenting new opportunities for brands to drive product awareness, customer acquisition and global expansion. For the retailers starting their own retail media and marketplace platforms, they’re also presenting new opportunities for long-term value creation.   Over the past year, we’ve seen […]

#RICE23 Sneak Peek: Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes 

We want you to be just as excited as we are about the incredible lineup of speakers we have set to take the stage at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo in June. First up in our speaker highlight series is the one and only, Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes (and no, it’s not […]

Rally Your Team at #RICE23: A Winning Playbook Takes Total Team Effort 

I’m sure you’re familiar with the quote “teamwork makes the dream work,” which can be (and probably is) overused, but you can’t say it’s not true. When you create a collaborative team environment, employees feel more motivated to do their work. Take the game of football for example; no matter how skilled, the quarterback can’t do the […]

Get VC Perspectives on Hot 2023 Retail Trends   

2022 was a year of seismic shifts: shifts in funding, shifts in business profitability and shifts in IPO plans. And with high inflation and ever-shifting perceptions on the economy, consumer behaviors will continue to have a major impact on the retail landscape. So, what can retail leaders expect in 2023? Here are a few trends […]

Meet the RICE Team: Matthew Singer 

To create a successful event, there must be successful internal cross-functional collaboration. From operations to marketing, sales, content and production, every department must be aligned and in close communication to produce a seamless event experience for attendees.   Within the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, our team understands how important it truly is to be effective […]