Startup Mic-Drop: Hybrid Tools: Engaging Your Customers

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  As retailers and brands work to create an “Omni-Choice” offering for their customers, new technologies and solutions are emerging to help them meet the moment. In episode four …

RETURN TO BRICK-AND-MORTAR

None would argue that brick-and-mortar retail was heavily impacted by the pandemic, but its struggles have been compounded by a familiar foe: the competition against e-commerce sales. Recent data show, however, that brick-and-mortar retail is demonstrating a surprising degree of resilience. Assuming the recovery plays out as expected and we see a return to a level of normalcy in the …

Startup Mic-Drop: New Products, New Category Boundaries

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  Join us to meet five companies that offer products, services, technology, and/or a social-enterprise focus that are blurring traditional product category boundaries. These founders are launching truly unique …

GM in the New Normal: Impact of Digital Retail

Since early 2020, the pace of change and growth in eCommerce has fundamentally shifted the way that consumers engage with brands and retailers. Join Profitero, a leader in eCommerce analytics, as well as brands on the forefront of eCommerce to learn more about the shifting marketplace and what it means for your business. Actionable insights and recommendations will be shared …

Innovation Conversation

It is likely that the acceleration experienced by the industry during the pandemic will gain momentum as we move toward 2022, a year that almost certainly will be transformational in terms of how retailers and suppliers connect to and with consumers. In a “live” version of their regular “Innovation Conversation” feature on MorningNewsBeat.com, Tom Furphy and Kevin Coupe discussed many …

Startup Mic-Drop: Future-Facing Selfcare

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  Increasing consumer awareness of Selfcare opportunities and occasions are merging with in-store technologies to create new solutions for personal wellness and the in-store experience.  In this session, we’ll …

2020: Lessons From Adversity

For brands, 2020 was about cutting promotions and media spending while rationalizing SKUs and pack sizes – leading them to depend on whatever they could produce and distribute quickly. This generated lots of new trial users for the companies who maintained an on-shelf presence. In 2021, CPG brands are likely to refocus on product innovation and overall retail execution, but …

Startup Mic-Drop: The New Commerce

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  eCommerce is coming together with in-store technologies to create better, faster, and different ways for customers to shop and have their orders fulfilled. In this session, we’ll explore …

Future Inclusive Talent

Retail Tomorrow Learning Session – Future Inclusive Talent Virtual Conference 2020