40 Under 40 Spotlight: Jamie Cornelius, Executive Creative Director, ChangeUp 

Consumers’ omnichannel behaviors are inspiring today’s retail store designers to stretch their creativity and push their minds further than ever before. And we’re excited to spotlight one Creative Director within the 40 Under 40 class of 2022 who lives and breathes this reality every single day — and is inspiring her clients to rethink the […]

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.  […]

Meet the RICE Team: Erica Vallecorsa

We believe great content is the heart of a great event experience. There is no shortage of digital and IRL events out there, so we think investing in timely content with relevant, knowledgeable speakers is key. Luckily we have someone like Erica Vallecorsa helping us bring the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo vision to life! […]

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Ryan Lupberger, CEO and Co-Founder of Cleancult 

Innovation is sprouting from every corner of the retail industry. Whether you’re focused on implementing more sustainable business strategies, reimagining customer loyalty programs, embracing innovative social media tactics or boosting supply chain efficiencies, there is a never-ending list of challenges to embrace and overcome.  Enter: the award winners from the 40 under 40 class of […]

New Topics, New Voices: See Who’s Coming to #RICE23 (So Far)

The top goal of the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo content team is to ensure we’re getting fresh perspectives on  the industry and fresh stories from the trenches. This summer, we’ve been chatting with our community to learn more about the folks they follow, the voices they trust and, of course, the brands they love […]

How NOBULL is Taking a Shopper-First Approach to Loyalty

Brand Experience Awards

It’s getting harder for retail brands to win, let alone keep, customers’ loyalty. The brands that are winning in this area are using data intelligently and creatively to develop an immersive and relevant experience.   NOBULL was recognized for its shopper-first approach to brand experience in this year’s Brand Experience Awards. Initially starting as a “cult favorite” […]

#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 […]

Store Tours: Inside Solana Spaces  

Web3 has been brought to life thanks to Solana Spaces in NYC. Located in Hudson Yards, this IRL retail store has taken Web3 to a whole new level. It was created to be the world’s first retail and educational space dedicated to Web3. By creating an immersive learning space, average consumers can better understand the […]

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 […]