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Shoptalk 2017 reflects rapidly changing retail

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Shoptalk 2017 is a wrap.

Day 4 has come to a close and we’ve summarized some highlights in this Storify piece.

It was four days of talk about AI, personalization, the importance of content in commerce and Amazon, among other topics.

There was plenty of theater — literally and figuratively. Lionel Richie (who wasn’t performing) was there. So was Spiderman, some silks performers and some people in checkered suits on balls.

The lasting impression: Change isn’t coming to retail. It’s here. And well, it’s coming — again or more or something. Not only will change never end, it will only accelerate. But so too will the tools and the partners who are ready to help you keep up with it.

You’ll find previous Storify summaries at Shoptalk Day One, Shoptalk Day Two and Shoptalk Day Three.

Mike Cassidy is BloomReach’s storyteller. Contact him at mike.cassidy@bloomreach.com; follow him on Twitter at @mikecassidy. 

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Shoptalk embraces the machines and begins to wind down

Shoptalk sign with crowdIt seems like only yesterday that Shoptalk 2017 got rolling. But here we are, one more day to go.

Tuesday was, of course, eventful, with more talk of artificial intelligence and some stories from the front lines by luminaries including Kohl’s CEO Kevin Mansell.

We’ve wrapped up some of the highlights from Tuesday’s action in this Shopify presentation.

There are summaries of Sunday and Monday’s Shoptalk, too.

Mike Cassidy is BloomReach’s storyteller. Contact him at mike.cassidy@bloomreach.com; follow him on Twitter at @mikecassidy. 

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Shoptalk Day 2: Retail sense and Spidey sense combine in Vegas

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Shoptalk, the big retail salon in the desert, powered through Day 2 with wall-to-wall panels on everything from fostering innovation, to stores of the future, to selling sustainable products.

There was some nonsense, too. We like nonsense.

Anyway, we gathered up some threads and produced a garment — or a Storfy account — of the day that includes news from Walmart, thoughts on where the retail industry is headed in the future and some advice that your mother probably gave you. Plus some thoughts on what you might want to see today.

Enjoy.

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Shoptalk 2017: social media reports from the front lines

Shoptalk sign with crowdIn the age of social media, what happens in Las Vegas no longer stays in Las Vegas, particularly when it comes to Shoptalk, the second-year retail trade show that has become a major buzz generator. We’ve put together a few snippets of news, fun and some tips on upcoming sessions.

We present it here for your reading and viewing pleasure. Enjoy the show, as they say.

Mike Cassidy is BloomReach’s storyteller. Contact him at mike.cassidy@bloomreach.com; follow him on Twitter at @mikecassidy.