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Think Tank: What’s Going Right in Retail

Jeff Barnett, chief executive officer of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, discusses why there’s more going right in retail — right now — than there has for years.

clock November 22, 2017Jeff Barnett

The Yves Saint Laurent Beauty SoHo pop-up shop.

Business Features

Think Tank: Longer-term, Sustainable Retail Models

Addie Lerner, principal at General Catalyst, explains new approaches for retailers.

clock November 17, 2017Addie Lerner

Stephan Schambach

Business Features

Think Tank: Brands Still Have the Upper Hand on Amazon This Holiday Season

Stephan Schambach, founder and chief executive officer of NewStore Inc., explains.

clock November 14, 2017Stephan Schambach

Inside Rent the Runway's flagship store in New York.


Think Tank: Why Bricks-and-Mortar Businesses Will Thrive in 2018

Alex Porter, chief executive officer of Location3, says physical stores are essential to retail success.

clock November 13, 2017Alex Porter

Burberry store

Business Features

Think Tank: The Impact of the ‘Brexit Effect’ on Luxury Goods

Caroline Brown, audit manager at Mazars USA LLP, explains.

clock November 10, 2017Caroline Brown


Business Features

Think Tank: Fashion Apparel Retailing’s Private Affair

From elusive to great: Three steps to powerhouse growth in private-label fashion.

clock November 10, 2017Manik Aryapadi

Holiday shoppers in New York.


Think Tank: Making the Case for Technology Investments

Bring on the freeze: why retailers need to invest In tech now.

clock November 2, 2017Jess Szmajda

Amazon's new Echo with Alexa, 2017

Business Features

Think Tank: This Holiday, Retailers Say Hello to Voice Commerce

Luke Starbuck, vice president of marketing at Linc, shares insights into how artificial intelligence will play a key role this holiday.

clock November 2, 2017Luke Starbuck

Tony King


Think Tank: Why Tech Offerings for Luxury Brands Are a Problem — and How to Fix It

Tony King of King & Partners discusses.

clock October 31, 2017Tony King

Stitch Fix Men

Business Features

Think Tank: Boxed Out This Holiday Season

Jim Fosina, chief executive officer of Fosina Marketing Group, shares his perspective on the holiday shopping season.

clock October 30, 2017Jim Fosina

Apparel retailers and brands can better execute mobile commerce capabilities.

Business Features

Think Tank: Retail Scores a ‘C’ for Omnichannel and Mobile

Stephan Schambach, founder and chief executive officer of NewStore, explains how brands and retailers can improve.

clock October 25, 2017Stephan Schambach


Business Features

Think Tank: How Retail — and Its Workers — Will Survive Automation

Amit Sharma, founder and chief executive officer of Narvar, identifies five viable jobs in the age of automation.

clock October 20, 2017Amit Sharma

Millennial Christmas laptop online shopping

Marketing and Promotion

How to Access the Millennial $200 Billion Buying Power This Holiday

Michael Osborne, chief executive officer of SmarterHQ, explains.

clock October 17, 2017Michael Osborne

shopping, e-commerce, consumer behavior

Business Features

Think Tank: Take Advantage of the Pre-Holiday Period Lull

Staffing strategies from ShopperTrak include understanding the ebb and flow of business.

clock October 13, 2017Brian Field

Music at runway shows might need to be licensed.

Business Features

Think Tank: When It Comes to Copyright, Licensing Music Is Always in Fashion

Unauthorized use of music owned by another may be copyright infringement.

clock October 11, 2017Monica B. Richman and Francesca Montalvo Witzburg

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