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4 must-do’s (and 3 trends to watch) for your trip to NRF 2020 

The world’s largest retail conference is fast approaching and we want to make sure you make the most of it. I love going to NRF because not only can we celebrate what went well coming off of our busiest time of year, but we can look forward to an exciting year ahead. I don’t know...Read more

How to deliver on the promise of intelligent retail 

There has never been a more exciting time to be at the intersection of retail and technology. Challenging? Certainly. Opportunity? Absolutely, in fact full of it! Technology is enabling retailers to reimagine every aspect of the value chain. From delivering amazing customer experiences and empowering employees with data and rich insights to optimized operations and...Read more

Join women rocking retail in The Girls’ Lounge at NRF 2019 

Women have long been both the heart and spine of retail as consumers, first-line employees, designers, influencers, and leaders. But while women drive an estimated 70 to 80 percent of consumer spending and represent half of first-line employees, we only occupy 5.6 percent of S&P 500 retail company CEO positions....Read more

4 reasons I can’t wait for NRF 2019 

Sometimes it seems like we can barely go a week without reading a headline about a brick-and-mortar closure or missed profit expectations in the retail sector. While this might set off alarm bells for some, I’m feeling more optimistic about retail than ever, and I’ll tell you why. Shoppers are spending money in record amounts....Read more