Retailers are entering a new phase of technological innovation — with artificial intelligence and machine learning at its core. AI has emerged as the most effective way for retailers to turn data into value. In this session learn how Walmart is using AI to drive growth and competitive advantage across the business.
The industry cohort most focused on financial health will discuss how they are rallying teams around goals for profitability, and a renewed focus on the retail fundamentals and strategies with a successful track record. In addition, these senior leaders will speak to: balancing short and long-term growth priorities, the CFO's take on AI, innovation and technology being green-lit for testing, ESG (given new financial reporting requirements from the SEC), and the evolving role of the CFO – increasingly at the forefront of business strategy.
It’s mainstream in China – projected to bring in $647 billion this year, and we’ve talked about the broader global adoption of livestream shopping for years. With social shopping playing an increasingly larger role in commerce, is 2024 the year live shopping will take off? A group of live shopping experts will discuss different approaches their brands are taking with live shopping – and why they’re investing in the channel. Leave this session with practical insights including:
Step into the world of cutting-edge retail as we explore retail innovation from around the globe. Discover, learn and get inspired by groundbreaking strategies, business models, technologies and concepts that are reshaping the retail landscape, from seamless online-to-offline experiences to immersive store designs and transformative customer engagement.
There was a time not too long ago when, if you wanted something, you went to a store. You pretty much had to. Now, after the Supernova explosion of methods to buy merchandise that make shopping easier and more convenient, you may find yourself asking, what’s the value of having physical stores? Retailers that struggle the most keeping up with modern changes also seem to be having the most trouble with this question. Given the current plethora of easy ways to get goods to your doorstep fast, falling behind is certainly understandable but unquestionably risky.
Shifting spending patterns and global events are causing consumers to reprioritize their lives – from how they shop to how they experience life. Customers expect more than ever from brands, and brands need more ways to attract them. We’ll discuss how to help future proof connections to shoppers that have long lasting implications.
COVID? Recession? Consumers desire luxury labels more than ever, and brands have a unique challenge to maintain relevancy and customer loyalty as people allocate their dollars differently given economic circumstances. Join leaders from notable luxury brands for a discussion around lessons learned in 2023 and themes that are top of mind for 2024 that will be relevant for all retailers, including:
CEOs today have a responsibility to turn a profit and do good. Businesses have the power to create positive change in the world. This is easier said than done when margins are tight and profitability is hard-earned. Join the Fortune Media team, and a CEO who’s been recognized on its Most Powerful Women list, in conversation around balancing stakeholder expectations with corporate social responsibility.
Shein and Temu have been two of the most successful US consumer brand launches in recent history. Both share some common tactics as well as some distinctive differences. This session will provide an overview of their success and the tactics they used to achieve that success. With a focus on what existing brands can learn to apply to their own marketing efforts. You’ll leave with a better understanding of one of the most significant evolutions of the US market, and specific strategies you can employee to accelerate growth of your own brands.