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Think Tank: Retailers Must Push the Limits of Mobile Commerce in 2018

Shelley Bransten, senior vice president of retail at Salesforce, discusses.

clock March 21, 2018Shelley Bransten


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Think Tank: How to Use Data to Expand the Lifetime Value of a Customer

Rob Glickman is chief marketing officer at Treasure Data.

clock March 20, 2018Rob Glickman

Andrew Dent, Ph.D, the executive vice president of research at Material ConneXion. Photo courtesy of Material ConneXion.


Think Tank: The Digitization of Surfaces, Connecting the Physical and Virtual

Andrew Dent, Ph.D., the executive vice president of research at Material Connexion, discusses.

clock March 14, 2018Andrew Dent, Ph.D

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Think Tank: Fixated on Data? OK, but Don’t Forget the Customer

Sam Kliger, founder and chief executive officer of KWI, explains.

clock March 13, 2018Sam Kliger


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Think Tank: Weighing the Risk of Employee-Owned Devices on the Sales Floor

Dave Harouche, founder of Multimedia Plus, explains why retail employees should be equipped with software and hardware as well.

clock March 13, 2018Dave Harouche


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Think Tank: Consumer Data, Stranger, Danger and the Dark Web

Yana Zaidiner, chief operating officer of Token, offers four tips for reducing exposure to online fraud.

clock March 12, 2018Yana Zaidiner

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Think Tank: Recent Arbitrations and the Future of the Bangladesh Accord

Labor unions settle two “socially conscious” arbitrations — but what does it mean?

clock March 9, 2018Viren Mascarenhas and Kayla Winarsky Green



Think Tank: Hourly Worker, Brand Warrior, the New Battle for Frontline Talent

Matt MacInnis, chief executive officer of Inkling, explains.

clock March 5, 2018Matt MacInnis

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Think Tank: Opening a Pop-up Store? Consider These Legal Issues First

Monica Richman discusses some of the legal issues when negotiating a deal.

clock March 4, 2018Monica B. Richman

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Think Tank: The Luxury of Personalization

Sean Brady, president of Americas at Emarsys, discusses artificial intelligence and the future of the high-end customer.

clock February 27, 2018Sean Brady

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Think Tank: Your Style Is a Device — Literally

Benjamin Lord shares insights about the growth of wearables — across fashion, beauty and accessories.

clock February 23, 2018Benjamin Lord

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Think Tank: Pathological Bad Behavior Runs Amok in the C-suite

Author and professor Mark Lipton offers a primer on “mean men,” which is based on his most recent book.

clock February 23, 2018Mark Lipton

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Think Tank: Empowered by Change, Fashion and Retail Will Flourish

Industry veteran Michael Coady shares his insights into how new technologies and innovations can transform fashion apparel retailing.

clock February 16, 2018Michael Coady

Mainland Chinese tourists at Disneyland.

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Think Tank: Five Ways for Brands and Retailers to Attract Chinese Tourists

As the Chinese New Year approaches, Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, explains tactics to lure customers to your store or brand.

clock February 14, 2018Souheil Badran


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Think Tank: Let’s Stop Putting Love in a Box

Orit Peleg, head of planning at Eleven Inc., shares insights from a consumer survey conducted by the San Francisco-based agency.

clock February 12, 2018Orit Peleg

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