October 8, 2018 This weekend, Amazon continued to blend its online shopping experience with the physical world by opening a 3-day experiential fashion pop-up market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. This pop-up, which was presented in collaboration with Calvin Klein, followed on the heels of Amazon’s new retail store in SoHo, which is filled with […]

September 28, 2018 Aussies Are Authentic Storytellers The following is the first in a three-part series that sheds light on hubs of retail innovation around the world. Last week, we discussed the positive impact that tech innovations coming out of Silicon Valley are having on the retail sector. One comment on the piece stood out: a […]

Source: Stacey Widlitz, Founder SW Retail Advisors; Nancy Berger, VP/Publisher of Marie Claire; Janie Yu, Partner at Fung Capital September 21, 2018 The most sophisticated companies no longer view Amazon as their competition. The tone in the retail industry has changed from one of combativeness and resentment towards Amazon, to one of collaboration and partnership. Companies who […]

September 13, 2018 “New retail” has arrived and I got to see it firsthand. New retail is the idea of moving all retail beyond the delineations of digital and physical. Alibaba has embraced the concept and defines it as, “The boundary between offline and online commerce disappears as we focus on fulfilling the personalized needs of each […]

September 4, 2018 CNBC’s Brian Sullivan Talks Impact with the Industry’s Most Important Influencers Just a few moments ago, Amazon became the second American company to exceed a trillion dollars in market value. This is yet another example of the power of combining technology and retail. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. This week, […]

August 26, 2018 This week marks just the beginning of an exciting future for AI-powered visual search. It is the next wave in searching and how consumers shop. I believe that we will begin to see much greater adoption in visual search as the technology will drive conversions, and will drive connections across multiple platforms. […]

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