Events

Today's retail environment is rich with a number of big time events, all featuring emerging technology that can optimize a retail enterprise. Hear about IBM Retail's presence at a number of these retail-centric occasions.

3 Non-Retail Conferences Retail Leaders Should Attend in 2018

Consumers don’t measure retail experiences solely against their past retail interactions.  They compare how they shop with how they share funny videos, get automated, personalized financial advice, or learn to make a new favorite dish.  Why only spend time at retail conferences?  Why not look beyond them for innovation and fresh perspective? More than ever, […]

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How magic mirrors, floor sensors and other IoT devices are revolutionizing stores

NRF 2018 is all about retail transformation. But which roles in the retail world are driving that transformation? And how are they doing it? The answer, of course, is that all retail roles—from marketing to store operations to supply chain—have a part to play in the reinvention of the industry. For more on the Internet of […]

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Data-driven supply chain innovation is the key to store loyalty

NRF 2018 is all about retail transformation. But which roles in the retail world are driving that transformation? And how are they doing it? The answer, of course, is that all retail roles—from marketing to store operations to supply chain—have a part to play in the reinvention of the industry. For more on supply chain […]

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How powerful retail marketing fuses online and in-store experiences

NRF 2018 is all about retail transformation. But which roles in the retail world are driving that transformation? And how are they doing it?  The answer, of course, is that all retail roles—from marketing to store operations to supply chain—have a part to play in the reinvention of the industry. For more on marketing’s contribution […]

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Join IBM at the Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards

We are delighted to be a key sponsor of the 2017 Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards on 28th September in London. These awards are all about recognizing and celebrating the retailers, suppliers or individuals that are re-inventing all aspects of the modern retail supply chain. We are hosting a roundtable discussion before the awards celebration […]

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The Retail Transformation Story : Who moved my Cart?

Evolving technology augmented with the proliferation of interactive touch points and devices has fundamentally changed the way we shop. Consumers are taking charge of their own shopping experience, using various channels to help then get the right information to make choices. They expect services, values and experiences consistent across channels, whether virtual or physical store. […]

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5 Final Thoughts From CGF Global Summit

Amazon, Google and Harvard University representatives provided their thoughts on disruption on the final day of the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit. While the speakers varied in experience, these general thoughts guided their feelings toward disruption. Measure the Consumer Amazon’s Sunny Jain warned not to be competitor obsessed, because you fall into others’ thinking. Instead, […]

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5 More Hot Topics from CGF Global Summit (Day 2)

Our industry is challenged to confront social issues, transparency and online listening. Those three themes dominated the topics discussed on the second day of the Consumer Goods Forum World Summit, a gathering with over 1,000 participants. And among the sessions, these ideas stood out in particular. Online Conversation Is Your Focus Group As part of […]

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5 Hot Topics from CGF Global Summit (Day 1)

As the first day of the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit concludes, hot topics have already been discussed. Conversations largely covered tech advances and an altering political climate. How can retail and consumer products professionals respond to these changes? Below are some key takeaways from the event’s contributors. Everybody Wins in a Collaborative Supply Chain […]

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4 Key Topics to Anticipate at CGF Global Summit

The Consumer Goods Forum is hosting its annual summit this month. The invite only global network is made up of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers who directly provide 10 million jobs across the value chain worldwide. What will be their points of focus this year? Conversations will likely go beyond omni-channel marketing. Here are […]

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WRC 2017: From supply chain to value ecosystem

Building a new value chain that is faster, smarter and more flexible can elevate the traditional supply chain from a cost center to a competitive differentiator. Industry icon Dr. Victor K. Fung, Group Chairman of Li & Fung, will be discussing the impact of digitization on the supply chain at the World Retail Congress next […]

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VIDEO: A Look Back at NRF 2017

Just over two months ago, retail and consumer goods giants converged at the world’s largest gathering of retail and CP professionals, the National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show 2017. There is no denying that the retail and brand technology featured at the show was broad and far-reaching, catering to all aspects of a retail or brand enterprise. […]

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