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 […]

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 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 […]

Listen: FutureCommerce Recaps #RICE22

Though the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo has come and gone, the buzz surrounding the event remains strong! We love hearing about the experiences our attendees had while at the event, so keep those #RICE22 recaps coming! Our friends Phillip Jackson and Brian Lange recently recalled their experience over on the FutureCommerce podcast, discussing everything […]

#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 […]

#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! […]

#RICE22 Recap: Top Moments from the Inaugural Event

And just like that, the 2022 Retail Innovation Conference & Expo is in the books! The inaugural event, hosted by Retail TouchPoints, took place last week in Chicago and was attended by 4,000+ members of the retail industry looking to get a first-hand look at the latest technology and strategies driving the next era of […]

Retail TouchPoints Reveals Winners of Third Annual Brand Experience Awards

Retail TouchPoints has unveiled the winners of the third annual Brand Experience Awards. The winners were announced during an awards reception at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year’s awards were sponsored by WestRock and hosted at its Connected Commerce stage. The 2022 Brand Experience Award winners are brands […]