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#RICE24 Community Convos: Justin Tichy, Chief Operating Officer, Petco 

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According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $136.8 billion on their pets in 2022, up from $123.6 billion in 2021. And a lot of these consumers are millennials and Gen Z, who have adopted entirely new ways of browsing, buying and engaging with brands.   That’s why companies like Petco are doubling down on […]

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Callie Canfield Worthington, Chief Brand Officer, Hanna Andersson 

Retail TouchPoints’ 40 Under 40 Awards aren’t just a powerful vehicle to spotlight emerging executives. They have become a core program that helps us elevate retail executives who are making a tangible impact on their business and the industry at large. One such executive is Callie Canfield Worthington, former Chief Brand Officer of Hanna Andersson, and […]

Meet the #RICE24 Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Advisory Council 

To truly understand the industry’s needs, you need to engage with and actively listen to the changemakers and practitioners. At #RICE24, we’re honored to work with industry leaders that are passionate and committed to their fields. By creating our Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Advisory Council, we’ve been able to better understand the most pressing challenges […]

Introducing “The C-Suite Corner,” Our Newest Program Feature!

You asked, we listened! After reviewing the attendee survey from last year, we knew we needed to add more perspectives on the speaking faculty from the C-level executive community. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, we’re focused on producing high-quality sessions, not a high volume. After all, your time out of the office is precious, […]

Inside the #RICE24 Speaker Lineup – Fresh Insights from Retail Changemakers 

When curating this year’s agenda, we were extremely intentional in selecting retail leaders who have been instrumental in helping their organizations shape the customer experience and who are passionate about retail innovation. At the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, we lean heavily into the quality of sessions (not quantity) to ensure you have access to […]

3 Trends. 3 Brands. 3 Deep-Dive Discussions During #RICE24

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, taking place June 4-6 in Chicago, will facilitate candid conversations on the industry's top trends.

I’ve been covering the retail industry for 12 years and there has never been a shortage of emerging trends to investigate and new topics to explore. However, I will say that we saw some incredible momentum in 2023, which has made planning for the 2024 Retail Innovation Conference & Expo agenda even more exciting (and […]

#RICE24 Agenda First Look: How We’re Bringing Content, Community and Commerce to Life! 

Are you ready to dive into the evolving customer journey with us at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (#RICE24) this June!?   This year’s event will feature more than 55 sessions, including Workshops, Roundtables, Next Stage Sessions in the expo hall, Keynotes and Breakouts across three tracks – Content, Community and Commerce, plus our new […]

What Are Retailers’ Top Omnichannel Priorities?

Every year, Retail TouchPoints surveys its community of industry executives to understand their top omnichannel challenges, successes and priorities. Although historically, retailers have focused on the strategic benefits of omnichannel, such as creating a consistent brand experience and reacting more quickly to changing market dynamics, this year, results pointed to more executives wanting to connect […]

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