• 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 ...
  • Amazon Expands Its Retail Presence With A Shopping Experience Consumers Love, Even When There Isn’t Much To Buy October 8, 2018 This weekend, Amazon continued to blend its online shopping experience with the physical world by opening a 3-day experiential fashion pop-up market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. This pop-up, which was presented in collaboration with Calvin Klein, followed on the heels of Amazon’s new retail store in SoHo, which is filled with 4-star ...
  • 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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