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Back to school shopping

Back to School

Most families are still working on their shopping lists
J.C. Penney’s Mike Amend
J.C. Penney’s Mike Amend to Keynote
Retail’s Digital Summit
Supply Chain
TPP includes often-overlooked provisions that will strongly benefit small retail businesses.
Online
DX 2016 Sketchnotes

Digital Experience 2016 Playbook

Trust, community, anticipation: This free resource summarizes the top themes and takeaways from Shop.org’s 2016 Digital Experience Workshop and looks at new opportunities for retailers to create engaging digital experiences.

Consumer Trends
School supplies

Digging into the $27 billion back-to-school market, the second-biggest shopping season for retailers.

Press Release

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING ONLY AT HALFWAY MARK, DESPITE EARLY START

K-12 and college shoppers searching for last-minute deals.
Consumer Trends
Total spending is expected to reach $75.8 billion in 2016. Check out the trends.
Mobile
The retailer is “constantly innovating” to ensure a seamless customer experience.
Technology

The State of Retail Payments 2016

The inaugural study explores payment priorities, challenges and needs among retailers.
Technology
Shop.org talks with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code.
Marketing
An interview with Emily Culp, Chief Marketing Officer, Keds.
Online
Suit and tie

Melwani’s “tech-first” fashion startup is changing the way Millennial men shop for suits, using data and content to make authentic connections.

Mobile
Shop.org talks with Boxed CEO Chieh Huang before his appearance at Retail's Digital Summit.
Mobile
Mobile is more than the future of e-commerce. It’s the future of just about everything.
Online
Marketplaces allow department stores and malls to expand omnichannel offerings.
Online

Shop.org Think Tank: Personalization, Value and Relevance

Considerations for immediate, short-term and long-term personalization strategies.
Retail Trends

2016 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

Survey data and retailer insights to inspire company-wide conversations about holiday planning.
Public Policy
NRF survey proves that retailers have done their part; card industry has dropped the ball.
Online
Charlie Cole, Tumi's chief digital officer and VP, talks organizational change.
Public Policy
Overtime

7 Things to Know about the New Overtime Regulations

The Department of Labor issued its final rule making changes to the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act on May 18, 2016. Here are the key elements of the new regulations that you need to know now.

Press Release

Retailers Welcome Release of Goodlatte Online Sales Tax Bill

Action is needed to break congressional deadlock.