Footage from the Floor: How Cannabis Brands are Leading in Store Experience

Marijuana legalization is spreading across the U.S. and worldwide: it is legal for adults in 19 states and Washington, DC, while medical marijuana is legal in 38 states and DC, according to Business Insider. State-level policy changes are undoubtedly shifting market awareness and perception, but cannabis brands are still tasked with educating consumers about the […]

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 […]

Footage from the Floor: Inside goodMRKT’s Innovative Café Concept

Some members of our community don’t know that the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) started as a small, intimate event in New York City. Nearly eight years ago, we had a vision of creating a dynamic and collaborative space where disruptive DTC brands and forward-thinking heritage brands could come together to talk shop, get […]

Metaverse Mania: The Latest in Retail’s Hottest Trend

Whether they’re contrarians or loyal believers, it seems like everyone in the retail industry is talking about the metaverse and the much broader topic of web3.   Web3 is defined as the next iteration of the internet, which is decentralized and is developed through a series of distributed technologies like blockchain. In the Web2 era, big […]