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Think Tank: Focus on Customer Centricity to Compete in Retail’s New Normal

Lori Mitchell-Keller, global general manager of consumer industries at SAP, explains.

clock May 22, 2018Lori Mitchell-Keller


Fashion Features

Think Tank: How a Desire to Play Influences Color and Design Trends

Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, shares insights into this color trend.

clock May 21, 2018Laurie Pressman


Business Features

Think Tank: Mitigating Security Breaches — By Decentralizing Data?

George Avetisov, chief executive officer and cofounder of HYPR Corp., explains.

clock May 18, 2018George Avetisov

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Touchpoints for Leveraging Social Media for Retailers

Ameet Gwalani, chief business enabler at Xpandretail powered by Sávant Data System LLC, discusses.

clock May 16, 2018Ameet Gwalani


Business Features

Think Tank: Amid Retail Changes, It’s Time to Get ‘Back to School’

Jim Fosina, founder and chief executive officer of Fosina Marketing Group, explains.

clock May 8, 2018Jim Fosina

Final sales results flash up on the big screen at an Alibaba Singles Day event in Shanghai.

Business Features

Think Tank: Cosmetics Category Rules Global E-Commerce

Franklin Chu, managing director of Azoya U.S., shares his insights on the market.

clock May 4, 2018Franklin Chu

A view of Amazon packages at the 'Deutsche Post' DHL shipping center in Rheinberg, Germany, 28 November 2017. The DHL shipping center is directly connected to a Amazon logistics and distribution center.DHL Shipping Center in Rheinberg, Germany - 28 Nov 2017

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Think Tank: Finding Success Without Mirroring Gucci, Zara or Amazon

Edward Hertzman, founder and president of Sourcing Journal, explains.

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Fashion Features

Think Tank: The Elemental Guo Pei

Paula Wallace, president and founder of SCAD, explains.

clock May 2, 2018Paula Wallace

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Business Features

Think Tank: Who’s Shopping for Private Label? Check the Data

Marshal Cohen, chief industry advisor, retail, at The NPD Group Inc., explains.

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Business Features

Think Tank: A Playbook for Reducing Length — and Pain — of Retail Bankruptcies

Jim Mesterharm and Spencer Ware of global consulting firm AlixPartners LLP share insights and tactics.

clock April 27, 2018Jim Mesterharm and Spencer Ware



Think Tank: Putting the Subscriber First

Chris George, self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and cofounder of The Gentleman’s Box, a subscription service that’s focused on men’s accessories, discusses.

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Business Features

Think Tank: The Case for Hiring a ‘Digital Anthropologist’

James Ingram, chief executive officer of Splashlight, explains.

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Think Tank: Which In-Store Tech Offerings Do Shoppers Really Care About?

Farla Efros, president of HRC Retail Advisory, shares insights from the firm’s recent consumer survey.

clock April 23, 2018Farla Efros

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Business Features

Think Tank: How Malls and Retailers Can Turn ‘Experience’ From a Buzzword to a Best Practice  

Emily Webster, senior designer and technologist at experience design studio ESI Design, discusses how stores and malls should use technology to reimagine the shopping experience.

clock April 19, 2018Emily Webster


Business Features

Think Tank: Why the Store Still Matters

Technology has forever changed the way we shop, but despite a lot of flashy headlines, it hasn’t really created the retail apocalypse we’ve all read about.

clock April 18, 2018Loren Padelford

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