Sorry, Kim Kardashian. China’s Influencer Fatigue Could Be Headed to the US Next. October 12, 2018
First, let me state the obvious: social media has changed the way brands and retailers engage with their customers and it has created an effective selling channel for retailers. Influencers have played a huge role in transforming social media from simply a place to showcase family photos into a reliable source of revenue ...
Looking Beyond Silicon Valley for Hotbeds of Retail Innovation September 28, 2018
Aussies Are Authentic Storytellers
The following is the first in a three-part series that sheds light on hubs of retail innovation around the world.
Last week, we discussed the positive impact that tech innovations coming out of Silicon Valley are having on the retail sector. One comment on the piece stood out: a reader from the ...
Retailers Are No Longer Competing Against Amazon Source: Stacey Widlitz, Founder SW Retail Advisors; Nancy Berger, VP/Publisher of Marie Claire; Janie Yu, Partner at Fung Capital
September 21, 2018
The most sophisticated companies no longer view Amazon as their competition. The tone in the retail industry has changed from one of combativeness and resentment towards Amazon, to one of collaboration and partnership. Companies who once viewed ...
Alibaba Brings New Retail to NYFW September 13, 2018
“New retail” has arrived and I got to see it firsthand.
New retail is the idea of moving all retail beyond the delineations of digital and physical. Alibaba has embraced the concept and defines it as, “The boundary between offline and online commerce disappears as we focus on fulfilling the personalized needs of each customer.”
Never has ...
Amazon, NYFW and Goldman Sachs Lead Another Powerful Week in Retail September 4, 2018
CNBC’s Brian Sullivan Talks Impact with the Industry’s Most Important Influencers
Just a few moments ago, Amazon became the second American company to exceed a trillion dollars in market value. This is yet another example of the power of combining technology and retail. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. This week, two of ...
AI-powered Visual Search is the Next Generation of Shopping August 26, 2018
This week marks just the beginning of an exciting future for AI-powered visual search. It is the next wave in searching and how consumers shop. I believe that we will begin to see much greater adoption in visual search as the technology will drive conversions, and will drive connections across multiple platforms.
This week, Donde ...
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