Authenticity, Digital Integration, Social Commerce Key in 2019

| Fritz Hesse

While there were several closures of traditional mainstays who failed to fully adapt to changing consumer needs and expectations, brick and mortar is finding new life through deeply integrated and personalized shopping experiences. As the New Year approaches, here are a few things we can expect to see from the retail industry.

What Machine Learning Can Do For Retailers Today

| Paul Mandeville

At its simplest, machine learning (ML) refers to the capacity for a program to automatically improve, or “learn,” as it ingests data to accomplish a specific task or set of tasks. Here are three ways retailers can use machine learning to their benefit.

NRF’s Big Show Puts Major Retail Disruptions on Display, With a Hopeful Look to the Future

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show was buzzing in New York as tens of thousands of attendees celebrated the encouraging growth of 2017 holiday sales, while gazing at next-gen technology offerings that promised greater personalization, engagement and enhanced customer experiences, further melding the physical and digital realms. Here is a snapshot look at some of the latest trends at NRF’s Big Show.