DTC Brands Take Unique Paths to Growth

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We’ve all seen the headlines: Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that were once heralded for their innovation are now struggling to reach true profitability. Increased competition online, rising cost-per-acquisition costs, and volatile marketing and advertising platforms are just three of the many factors impacting DTC growth strategies. While many have taken these challenges and turned them into […]

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Melanie Beatty, Ecommerce Omnichannel Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited 

The retail industry has experienced significant transformation over the last decade, and rapidly advancing technologies, changing employee expectations and informed, increasingly demanding consumers all have contributed to that evolution. While change brings opportunity, it also brings its fair share of challenges. Retailers and brands must adapt to keep up with evolving trends or risk falling behind.  […]

Spooky Season: No Tricks, Just Treats in Retail 

Spooky season has arrived! Halloween movies are streaming, jack-o-lanterns are being carved, pumpkin spice lattes (“PSLs”) are overflowing, and skeletons, spiders, and tombstones are making their debut in your neighbors’ front yards as front porches are brightly lit. Welcome back, Halloween décor, let’s gear up for trick-or-treaters!   According to Bloomberg, U.S. consumers plan to spend […]

#RICE23 Update: Registration is OPEN! 

Yes, it’s true, the Sanderson sisters are back and…SO ARE WE!  That’s right, we’re giving you some great news (besides the release of Hocus Pocus 2) on a Friday: Registration is officially open for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, which is happening June 13-15, 2023, at McCormick Place in Chicago. And remember, if you’re with […]

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Alexandria Collis, Director of Operations, Princess Polly 

The retail industry is changing rapidly, and a new collective of leaders is helping to shape the future of commerce and omnichannel experience. If you haven’t already, check out the 40 under 40 class of 2022 to see which executives are leading the pack. Not only does each award winner have incredibly diverse experiences but […]

Meet the 40 Under 40 Class of 2022!

One of the things we love most about our jobs is spotlighting the impactful work done by our industry peers. We see the 40 Under 40 Awards as a key program to bring the emerging leaders and practitioners to the forefront and showcase how they’ve driven company, and industry, impact.   This year, we’ve brought in […]

Trend Alert: Despite Inflation Concern, Back-to-School Spending to Remain at Record Levels 

I know…we can’t believe it’s mid-August either! Before we start breaking out our fall décor (oops), we have to dig into all the back-to-school trends we’re seeing in yet another unprecedented year.   Over the past few years, we’ve seen pandemic-driven shopping behaviors, hybrid learning formats and supply chain challenges impacting the back-to-school season. Now, we […]

Reminder: #RICE23 Call for Speakers is Live!

Are you disrupting traditional commerce models or reinventing the omnichannel experience? Want to share your vision for the future of connected commerce? We want to hear from you! Speaker submissions for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, scheduled for June 13-15, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago, are open until January 20, 2023.    We […]

Retail ThinkTank: Your Next Big Idea Awaits 

You asked and we listened. Retail ThinkTank, a free digital hub with dozens of exclusive and high-quality resources on the latest news in retail, is back! Start spreading the news because we’re bringing you even more thought-provoking perspectives on the latest and greatest trends.  Powered by Retail TouchPoints, we’re curating conversations on some of the […]