Attendee Takeaways: Chip Cook, Senior Retail Design Manager, M&M’s Retail

There’s something magical and motivating about being at an in-person event. You’re surrounded by people who have similar passions and even get to learn from people who have different skills and backgrounds. And when you get the chance to break away from your day-to-day work, you can focus on fostering new relationships that spark new […]

Frans Johansson: How Diversity Drives Innovation and Attracts Top Talent

As CEO of The Medici Group, Frans Johansson spends his days consulting with business leaders on the value of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), and how they support business differentiation and growth. He founded the business following the release of his 2004 book, The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation. […]

Look Under The Hood Of Kroger’s Innovation Machine

When COVID first hit, we felt retail businesses screech to a halt. Stores shuttered, associates were furloughed, if not laid off. While the industry felt like it was in a holding pattern, we saw some retailers step on the gas and really stand out from the pack.   One of those companies was Kroger. Rather than look at this moment of […]

#RIC18: Complete Event Coverage

The 2018 Retail Innovation Conference featured more than 50 retailers and industry experts sharing their insights on hot topics including personalization, AI/machine learning applications, influencer marketing, innovative payment options, and making the leap from online to brick-and-mortar. Executives from Walmart, 1-800-Flowers, TechStyle Fashion Group, Carhartt, zulily, Adore Me, Sugarfina and 99 Cents Only Stores shared […]