The First Insight Inc.-sponsored session was part of the National Retail Federation’s “Exhibitor Big Ideas” program.
Euromonitor International sees technologies such as augmented reality playing a key role this year.
Accenture presented a new retail model during a panel session with WWD and the CFDA.
Research conducted by NewStore showed a disconnect between online and in-store capabilities.
The financing will help accelerate the personalization platform provider’s growth.
Tulip chief executive officer Ali Asaria said trends set in motion last year will continue to transform retail this year.
Shoppers shifted share of wallet toward merchandise purchases this past holiday season.
Nike is among Jane Hali & Associates’ top stock picks for this year.
The GiftNow service is offered by Target Corp., Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, among others.
Optoro estimates that 5 billion pounds of waste is generated by returned products.
Poor patch stitchings and scraggly fur are telltale signs of a fake.
Strong fundamentals has the retail sector well-positioned this year.
Easter Sunday is earlier this year, which doesn’t bode well for retailers.
The survey, conducted in the fall, also showed leveraging consumer insights as a top priority.
Wal-Mart came in fourth and was followed by Target, Starbucks, Apple and Macy’s.