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“Innovation” might be a buzz word, but it’s also big business. Retailers like Nordstrom and Walmart are investing in innovation labs to spark fresh thinking in their organizations, while some companies encourage employees to spend time on side projects to spur creativity and tap into personal passions. But in the business world, an idea doesn’t […]

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Consumers don’t think about shopping and say, “I want an omnichannel experience.” But their expectation is that shopping will be seamless between stores and devices. So if omnichannel is an industry-created term, what does it mean? At Retail’s BIG Show, executives from Macy’s, Kohl’s, Hudson Bay and GS1 tried to answer that question. While retailers […]

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Retail’s BIG Show drew more than 30,000 people to New York City, making it the most successful show in NRF’s history. And while you might have seen the crowds making their way to the keynote room or heard the buzz on the EXPO floor, there’s plenty that you didn’t see that helped make the show a success. […]

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With more than 30,000 attendees, Retail’s BIG Show 2014 was our biggest and most successful event ever. And when such innovative solution providers, industry experts and retail trendsetters get together, the tweets start flying. Our friends at digital analytics agency Pointmarc took a deep dive into our social data and created this great infographic that tracks the buzz […]

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Jack Dorsey, the technology guru who’s CEO of Square and chairman of Twitter, has found another way he’d like to change the world – the way retailers think about the receipt. Dorsey says a receipt is not just a piece of paper or an email – it’s a powerful communication tool that should be used […]

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Bert Jacobs believes in superpowers. According to the Chief Executive Optimist, that’s been the key to the success at Life is good. These “superpowers” aren’t the kind you’d see in comics, but instead are core values that are baked into company culture – including fun, gratitude, compassion, authenticity, creativity and courage. In fact, Jacobs defines […]

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With data management top of mind for retailers coming into 2014, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s address at Retail’s BIG Show was remarkably timely. “There are some great, great things happening — call it possibilities — at the intersection of our two industries,” she said. Three key technology trends are driving change, but Rometty said in […]

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Kate Spade Saturday’s digital storefront, a partnership with eBay, revolutionized sidewalk shopping and made retailers sit up and take notice. At Retail’s BIG Show, executives from Sony and TOMS discussed their own collaborations with Magento and eBay to place interactive touchscreens in high-traffic areas for the holiday season. Consumers expect innovation from Sony, and the […]

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Less than four years ago, Warby Parker launched as a scrappy startup, storing inventory on a kitchen table. The company hit its first-year sales targets in three weeks, and hasn’t stopped growing since. In a conversation at Retail’s BIG Show with Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon, Warby Parker Co-CEO David Gilboa shared some impressive […]

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In his opening remarks at Retail’s BIG Show yesterday, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay outlined a path for continued growth and evolution as an organization and pointed out some recent victories for the industry coming out of Washington D.C. He also took the opportunity to look ahead to 2014 and outlined three policies for […]

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