Three days of talk about the future of retail and the technology and strategies needed for success came to a close this week. We look back in pictures.
About Mike Cassidy
Mike Cassidy is a career newspaper writer who figured you can't be an ink-stained wretch now that they're not using ink anymore. He's morphed into BloomReach's storyteller, telling stories about big data, e-commerce and the ongoing tech revolution.
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Consumers increasingly want to connect with retailers. How do you attract socially conscious shoppers who want to spend with socially conscious businesses?
Ryan Bartley’s effort to redefine Staple’s Easy Button for the 21st century is full of lessons for retailers and others who want to amp up their innovation.
Keeping Gen Z happy might be the path retailers should take to build a better customer experience for all the alphabet generations and others.
Stein Mart saw big e-commerce gains after a renewed focus. Stein Mart’s Mark Bishop shares his thoughts about how to go about finding similar success.
The only thing certain about the future of retail is that it’s going to be exciting. Here are three tips to help you get started on the future now.
Empowered consumers have made content in commerce more important than ever. Retailers need to build content strategies to meet those consumers’ needs.
Retailers need to use data to thrive in a world where consumers decide when, where and how they’ll shop. Five tips on how to do that.
Read the pre-NRF BRRR. Short enough that you can polish off the retail news before they close the plane door and make you shut off your phone.
As 33,000 retail professionals converge at NRF’s Big Show, ominous trends and transformations will confront them. But from the chaos may come answers.
BloomReach handled record traffic during the holiday season, but diligent preparation meant the company delivered on its holiday promise — and then some.
Department stores got crushed this holiday season. Amazon soared to new heights. The Gap turned things around. The BloomReach Relevance Report returns.
Datacember isn’t just fun and games. OK, it is. But there are some lessons hidden in the madness, too. We surface five lessons from Datacember 2016.
There is no question that mobile is the future of e-commerce. But desktop is still where holiday shoppers are buying. Retailers need to serve both devices.
Christmas day appears to be a day that shoppers plan for their post-holiday spending sprees. Retailers would be wise to be ready.
Merry Christmas from Datacember: A look at the humongous number of packages shuttled about by UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and Santa Claus.
When are online shoppers most ready to buy during the holiday season? Datacember knows. Its Browse vs. Buy index points to an unlikely day of the week.
As the holiday shopping season enters its final days, BloomReach data shows that consumers are highly intent on making purchases, as opposed to browsing.
As site merchandising becomes more data-driven, there is no reason to debate art vs. science. Instead, embrace both, says Walmart’s Sarah Wallis.
Mondays are definitely something special during the holiday shopping season. But not all Mondays are created equal and context is key.
As Christmas nears, holiday shoppers appear to reach more frequently for their smartphones to get the job done. A look at the mobile tipping point.
It’s no surprise that retailers’ online traffic and conversions increase during the holiday season. But nothing is automatic. Retailers need to be ready.
Small Business Saturday is definitely a thing. But is it enough of a thing to shift spending from online to in-store in a meaningful way? Discuss.
Monday carries an outsized weight when it comes to digital shoppers making purchases during the holiday season. What is it about Monday that opens wallets?Mon
Find out how Walmart.com figured out that one second is worth $250 million. We look at the need to ramp up for the holiday season.