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  • 2019 Retail Innovation Conference: Early Bird Registration Is Open!

    The 2019 Retail Innovation Conference (#RIC19), set for May 6-8 in New York City, is offering a limited-time discount of up to $400 for attendees who get their tickets early.  Last year, more than 400 retailers came together to learn about the latest trends and technology rocking the retail industry. The 2019 event is on track to be bigger and better, so be sure to […]

  • #RIC18: Complete Event Coverage

    The 2018 Retail Innovation Conference featured more than 50 retailers and industry experts sharing their insights on hot topics including personalization, AI/machine learning applications, influencer marketing, innovative payment options, and making the leap from online to brick-and-mortar. Executives from Walmart, 1-800-Flowers, TechStyle Fashion Group, Carhartt, zulily, Adore Me, Sugarfina and 99 Cents Only Stores shared […]

  • Mastercard Exec Reveals Why New Consumer Touch Points Require New Payment Options

    Consumers’ options for interacting with retailers are expanding, and quickly. Wearables, smart home (and car) devices, voice interactions and virtual reality (VR) are just a few of the newer touch points. Payment providers are tasked with keeping up with these innovations while making transactions as friction-free as possible — all while maintaining high standards of […]

  • RIC 2018: The Innovation Is Built In

    The Retail Innovation Conference earned its name for multiple reasons. The event’s overall approach to content, a day dedicated to store tours, plenty of lunch table topics and a highly useful mobile app are just a few. Here, the RTP team shares the most innovative aspects of the Retail Innovation Conference, which kicks off April […]

  • Come For RIC18, Stay For NYC

    With the Retail Innovation Conference approaching, there is a lot to be excited about: keynotes with leaders from Walmart, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Dunkin’ Brands and West Elm; the guided NYC Store Tours; numerous networking opportunities; and a total of more than 35 sessions featuring retail innovators and disruptors. Be sure to save your seat and register to attend #RIC18 today (you can check out the full agenda here).    But the excitement doesn’t end at the conference. Located in New York […]

  • Podcast: Preparing For Gen Z & Cultivating Loyalty With Shoppers

    In anticipation of his upcoming keynote at the Retail Innovation Conference, award-winning shopper behavioralist Ken Hughes sat down with Retail TouchPoints Editor-In-Chief Debbie Hauss to discuss how retailers can prepare for the new generation of shoppers. In the podcast, Ken touches on:  The differences in preferences between Gen Z shoppers and the generations before them; The value of millennials in the workforce; Retail brands that are successfully adapting to the shift in the […]

  • Deloitte Study: ‘Balanced’ Retailers Being Squeezed Between ‘Price’ And ‘Premier’ Brands

    Photo: RIC speaker Kasey Lobaugh, Chief Innovation Officer, Retail & Distribution at Deloitte By Bryan Wassel, Associate Editor There is a significant split in the retail industry, but it’s not the one between online and offline retailers. It’s not even the one between Amazon and Everyone Else. According to The Great Retail Bifurcation report from […]

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