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3 ways AI can help retailers stay relevant

As the retail industry changes and competition grows across every channel, retailers are turning to new technologies to move their customer experience forward and maintain relevancy....

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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....

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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....

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