Attendee Takeaways: Chip Cook, Senior Retail Design Manager, M&M’s Retail

There’s something magical and motivating about being at an in-person event. You’re surrounded by people who have similar passions and even get to learn from people who have different skills and backgrounds. And when you get the chance to break away from your day-to-day work, you can focus on fostering new relationships that spark new […]

The Scoop on Retail’s Livestreaming Opportunity

As adoption for livestreaming continues to grow for brands and retailers, what makes the leaders and innovators stand out? And what other emerging opportunities (metaverse experimentation, perhaps?) are retailers and brands exploring to deliver on connected commerce strategies?  During the opening remarks at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo last month, Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder […]

#RICE22 Standout Stats & Attendee Buzz 

As the conference team takes the time to assess and analyze the post-event data and feedback, we couldn’t help but share some of the noteworthy stats and ongoing buzz from attendees!  76% increase in attendee satisfaction over 2021  Over 50% of attendees were new to the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo  Over 35% of attendees […]

Snaps from #RICE22

It seems like yesterday that we were at the 2022 Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, enjoying the warm Chicago weather and dishing on all things retail with our retail friends…more than 4,000 of them! That’s right, after the ups and downs of the pandemic, folks were eager to connect and collaborate in person! The inaugural […]

#RICE22 Recap: Highlights from IRCE

The ecommerce event retail knows and loves kicked off in Chicago last week! After a brief hiatus, our team was ecstatic for the big return of IRCE. If you attended the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, we hope you’re still buzzing from the energy onsite. There were a variety of timely and innovative topics discussed […]

#RICE22 Recap: Highlights from the Retail Innovation Summit

We’re back from an exciting week at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, which took place May 10-12, 2022 in Chicago. For many, (myself included), this was one of the first major shows attended in-person since before the pandemic in 2019 and I have to say, it was incredible to witness the on-site energy again! […]

5 Can’t-Miss Sessions in Design:Retail

What does “experiential shopping” mean to you? Perhaps it means immersive activations, vibrant pop-ups, inspirational store formats, interactive tech and/or creative community events. Regardless of how you define it, all of this and MORE will be represented during the design:retail Conference & Expo to spotlight how retailers/brands are adapting to create memorable experiences. We’ve tapped […]

The #RICE22 Conference App: Key Tips to Navigate

In less than two weeks, we’re heading to Chicago for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo! Our mobile app will give you everything you need to have an even better experience, so we want to give you a few key tips to navigate and prepare in advance.  The app will be your key resource and trusted […]

#RICE22 Sessions Highlight The Evolution of the Creator Economy and Social Commerce

Social commerce isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Leading platforms such as Twitter, Meta, Pinterest and YouTube are continuing to build live shopping capabilities and enhance their social commerce strategy. Coresight Research forecasts that the U.S. live commerce market will become a $25 billion industry by 2023. Additional predictions from Accenture indicate that the broader social commerce […]