Innovation / Trends / Future

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

Join this educational discussion from retail sustainability experts as they reveal the most effective ways to achieve sustainability goals. Hear how companies have launched successful initiatives as they share ah-ha moments, what worked and what didn't, who should be at the table for these discussions and how to best work with vendors. The lessons these experts are generously sharing will save you time and money, while demonstrating to customers that your organization cares about climate change and related environmental issues.

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

The global supply chain has been disrupted from end-to-end. Demand for consumer goods and materials has outpaced the available supply of everything (equipment, labor, space, etc.) needed to produce and transport these goods through the system. Join Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of global logistics platform Flexport,  and NRF’s VP of Supply Chain Jon Gold for a candid discussion of supply chain solutions to solve the current crisis and build more resiliency into the system to help prevent the next one. Expect practical advice and forward-looking ideas as Ryan and Jon address the supply chain's most burning question: what's next?

Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage

It is time we rethink the ways in which corporations build a startup acquisition pipeline. The pain points in current models have left corporations unable to source optimally due to internal constraints and leave startups pinched due to unrealistic contractual terms. In this session we break apart the old model and offer a new perspective for corporations to think about and approach innovation in a way that is a win-win.

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Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

The slidedeck presentation is now available on slideshare. View now.

GDR Creative Intelligence CEO, Kate Ancketill will deliver inspirational insights from the world’s most resilient retailers. Analyzing the common factors behind these successful business models, Kate will share GDR's predictions of where we’re headed over the coming years.

Sunday
January 16
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

The slidedeck presentation is now available on slideshare. View now.

New York City hosts the opening of many incredible new retail environments each year, and despite global challenges 2020 and 2021 were no exception. Please join the Retail Design Institute’s Cynthia Hirsch Ortiz as she presents some exceptional experiences and enhanced features on a curated, virtual tour of store openings over the last two years. We seek to inspire each of you to physically visit these “must see" spaces as you walk the city of New York.  

Monday
January 17
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage
The slidedeck presentation is now available on slideshare. View now.

Five to ten years of online growth in only months, evolving supply chain challenges, and new unprecedented headwinds such as labor shortages - the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the grocery landscape. During this session, Sajal Kohli, Global Lead for McKinsey’s Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Practice, will identify trends in the grocery space and opportunities for grocers to win a higher share of stomach and compete effectively in the future.

Monday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage
Ecommerce has soared to close to 50 percent of sales in the past 18 months. Where will it land in 2022 and beyond? Does that matter? Probably not. Compressed timeframes are the new reality: during the short span of a few months, consumers' behavior fundamentally shifted. Retailers are now forced to think less about the "experience" and more about how to get consumers to transact. Direct-to-consumer and pure ecommerce players are now forced to think about not just getting consumers to buy, but how to build a better shopping experience. Digital expert and one of North America’s leading visionaries, Mitch Joel will share how to rethink consumers' commonly held beliefs about what works in commerce today, and how to decode the future by seeing what's coming next. Hear Mitch fill in the gaps and help build your business today for tomorrow.
Monday
January 17
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

Reining in supply chain challenges is akin to herding cats. Still, retailers are finding the infrastructure investments that prioritize organizational agility and outcomes are delivering plenty of bang for the buck. As companies reimagine fulfillment they’re overhauling warehouses and DC’s with an eye toward improved order fulfillment cycles, increased storage and throughput, and new age robotics that speed processes and lift efficiencies. Join us for a discussion that will span fulfillment technology, predictive AI, and goods-to-person processes and how these upgrades are making companies better aligned to serve changing consumers.

Monday
January 17
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage
The slide deck presentation is now available on slideshare. View now

Let's cut through the hype and dive deep into how the Metaverse will change the way people shop, live and communicate. WGSN has been tracking this third space since 2018 and will give critical analysis on how to drive conversions, embed brand awareness and explore how retailers can navigate these new digital waters.
Monday
January 17
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
If Whole Foods and 7-Eleven had a family it would look like the latest crop of convenience stores. Healthy prepared foods and good-for-you snacks are just part of the makeover underway as a new crop of players challenge the norm with a reimagined product offering and a side of technology. It's official: convenience now has a conscience and consumers are embracing the changes, including everything to kombucha to coffee bars and craft beers.  
Monday
January 17
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage

Chief Global Economist Ira Kalish will explore the economic factors weighing on the 2022 economy, how these influences are reshaping consumers’ shopping behavior, and what lies ahead for retailers in an altered world. Ira will share preview highlights from the 25th edition of Global Powers of Retailing, which looks at the 250 largest retailers around the world and how leading retailers successfully pivoted during the pandemic.

Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

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Physical retail has been blown into a thousand methodologies by the convergence of accelerated technologies and the underestimated effect of the Work-from-Home phenomenon. WD asked thousands of consumers across the spectrum to divulge their new preferences; where they will shop, how they will shop, and what version of physical shopping is most attractive to them given the fluid state of retail. Lee Peterson, EVP of Thought Leadership at WD, will explore current research results and recommend actions from these and other studies done during the last two years.

Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage

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Jason Sigala Director of Events & Experiences The Avon Company and Brian Beitler CMO of QVC US and HSN will be sharing insight with Deborah Weinswig at Coresight Research into how they are embracing the latest innovations in livestream commerce to help transform the shopping experience, by blending entertainment with instant purchasing.

Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

A leading global research and leadership firm envisions a future where autonomous vehicles and drones will deliver about 80 percent of all items. If you're wondering who's driving future deliveries or if emerging technologies will fly, join these next-gen thinkers for an eye-opening dialogue on the direction the retail supply chain's last mile is headed. 

Tuesday
January 18
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage
The slide deck presentation is now available on slideshare. View now.

As the focus on Chinese shopping festivals like Singles Day and 618 continues to intensify, how can international brands develop strategies around these local milestones to capitalize on their potential? In this session, Harlan Bratcher from JD.com will be joined by Nick Woodhouse from Authentic Brands Group to discuss the planning involved in creating successful festival campaigns.
Tuesday
January 18
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage
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Supply chain issues have captured headlines for all the wrong reasons. Experts from Bain & Company will sort out the pressures facing supply chain executives; strategies to address disruptions; how stresses will impact profitability; and what the future holds for agile supply chains. Join us for this eye-opening deep dive into the facts, figures and future of all things supply chain.