Store Tours - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Store Tours

Explore buzzing neighborhoods in Chicago with Insider Trends! Get a firsthand look at some of the most innovative store concepts in the city and examine how you can apply them to your brand experiences.




Explore the most dynamic neighborhoods of Chicago with your retail peers. Join hosts Insider Trends on an exploration of new and innovative store experiences on Tuesday, June 4. You can either attend one of two tour groups…or both! The tours are focused on two key themes: Tech-Driven Experiences and Immersive Design & VM. 


Our store tours program is created for retail executives in roles such as: 

  • Customer Experience  
  • Omnichannel Strategy 
  • Store Design 
  • Visual Merchandising 
  • Store Operations 
  • Store Planning 

Sign up for one or both (Technology Innovation Tour and Experiential Design Tour). Note: Registration for the tours is on a first-come, first-served basis and will sell out! 

  • Technology Innovation Tours:
    • Group A: 1:00pm-3:00pm 

    • Group B: 1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Experiential Design Tours:
    • Group C: 3:30pm-5:30pm 

    • Group D: 3:30pm-5:30pm 


Access the full list of stores that will be toured here.

In partnership with

Insider Trends

We’re thrilled to have Insider Trends hosting our Guided Store Tours in Chicago again! Their tours are renowned around the world, with retail and brand executives clamoring to see the hottest store formats and experiences around New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Seoul, Tokyo and more.

But these tours are much more than a tour of what’s new in a city.

Insider Trends’ tours inspire candid and thought-provoking conversations about the industry’s biggest trends, challenges and innovation opportunities. They curate these tours thoughtfully to reflect attendees’ most pressing issues, and distill tour takeaways so they’re equally inspiring and actionable.

Our goal? To help you connect with your peers, provoke new ideas and leave with some new ideas to bring back to your team! 

SAVE YOUR SPOT – Limited Seats Available (Retailers/Brands Only)
Use the button below to begin or begin your registration. Towards the end of the registration process, when you reach the “Enhance your Experience” page, click the “Add” button beside Store Tours to add this event to your experience for $149.

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To reserve your spot for Store Tours, login to your registration portal herethen click Add Sessions & Events and add Store Tours to your cart and complete the payment process.

Self-Guided Store Tours

Can’t join Insider Trends for their guided tours? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We have curated an extended list of stores to check out around Chicago while you’re in town for #RICE23. 

Request to be invited to join us for the #RICE23 Masterclasses!

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