Stacy Ries

Burberry And Ulta Beauty Redefine Shopping Experience With Innovative Mobile Apps

19-Jan-2015 | Stacy Ries

Angela Ahrendts, the Apple executive and former Burberry CEO, is known for using technology to break down the silos between on-line and brick-and-mortar sales. This is a challenge facing many Retailer

Ferragamo: How The Luxury Brand Grows Its Global Fanbase

30-Dec-2014 | Stacy Ries

What do Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie have in common? Like millions of women, a love of Italian shoes. Learn how Ferragamo and other retailers keep their customers coming back. Luxury brands ha

Serving The Customer Of One: Adidas’ Quest To Run Simple

11-Dec-2014 | Stacy Ries

As a tween in the Midwest during the early 80s, I was a huge fan of John Hughes movies. Characters like Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and the rest of The Breakfast Club crew were fascinating to me.

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3 Key Takeaways For Retailers From Back to School

4-Sep-2014 | Stacy Ries

Like most parents I know, I avoided back-to-school shopping as long as possible. School supplies and fall clothes were the last things on my mind during camp sessions and family vacations.  As August

4 Key Trends in Grocery Shopping Preferences [New Data]

12-Jun-2014 | Stacy Ries

With the recent Nielsen study stating that “As of Q1 2014, for the first time, a majority of Americans of all age groups own smartphones,” there is a clear opportunity for Grocery stores to engage

Rethinking The Retail Supply Chain: We’re At A Critical Reset Moment

8-Apr-2014 | Stacy Ries

Ever since Wal-Mart revolutionized the supply chain, and Amazon brought it into the digital world, retailers have been trying to figure out how to keep up with the rise of technology in retail. As con

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3 Ways To Inject Customer Centricity Into Your Retail BI Strategy

11-Mar-2014 | Stacy Ries

Retailers can’t build consistent and relevant consumer experiences from gut feelings and intuition. In the digital age, analytics initiatives are necessary to unlock rich insights to understand cons

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Want To Build A Loyal Retail Tribe? Two Words: Omnichannel Experiences

10-Mar-2014 | Stacy Ries

Did you know that $1.1 trillion in sales were influenced by the Web? From these numbers it’s clear that the Web has become a strong influencer of both online and in-store retail purchases. A huge

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5 Takeaways For Retailers From The Oscars

5-Mar-2014 | Stacy Ries

An explosion of touch points – social platforms, online review forums, and competitive pricing apps – provides not only consumers but also businesses with a wealth of opinions and alternative opti

Build A Holistic Consumer Experience: 3 Omnichannel Tips For Retail

25-Feb-2014 | Stacy Ries

Commerce has changed, and with it, so have consumers’ expectations for retail sales experiences. Consumers are still venturing to brick-and-mortar stores to browse and buy appealing products. But th