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Viewpoints By Traci Stapleton

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Same Barbie, Different Market Appeal

Mattel is celebrating current and historical female role models with their own Barbie dolls.  

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: In Pursuit of the Perfect Pant

Looking for the perfect pants? With the introduction of 3D avatars and digitally rendered garments, technology is disrupting - and improving - the world of fit.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Spring Fashion Blooms

Here's how two local entrepreneurs, Jessica Lallier of Lallier Event Design and Anna Owen of the Dressed + Blessed fashion blog, partnered with local retailers to present a fashion exhibit showcasing spring fashion trends. 

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Seeing Christmas Everywhere

Target is easing the burden of decision when it comes to home décor, including Christmas tree sizes and shapes, with their “See it in Your Space” feature on the Target shopping app.

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out: Amazon, Oh Amazon, How Lovely are thy Branches?

This season, Amazon has begun to sell live trees ranging from two to seven feet tall, of all sorts of varieties. I can have a fresh cut pine prime shipped, along with any Amazon Christmas décor of my choosing

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out: Amazon, Oh Amazon, How Lovely are thy Branches?

This season, Amazon has begun to sell live trees ranging from two to seven feet tall, of all sorts of varieties. I can have a fresh cut pine prime shipped, along with any Amazon Christmas décor of my choosing

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out:  Aldo Optimizes Order Fufillment with Predictive Analytics

In an industry where customer centricity is increasingly necessary, Aldo is partnering with Celect, to improve order fulfillment and optimize inventory transparency 

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out: Crowdsourcing Sustainability with Nike

Nike, the performance apparel and footwear disruptor is leveraging crowdsourcing to recycle or re-use products that would have formerly gone to waste.

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out: Hot off the Runway

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has partnered with Nineteenth Amendment to take a different approach to cycle time reduction.

Download: Retail Innovation Annual Report - 2017

In the retail industry, innovation happens every day. Our 2017 Annual Report reflects on trends and mega-themes we expect to carry into 2018, while celebrating noteworthy examples of innovation from 2017.