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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
Economy
Retail sales were essentially unchanged over June, according to NRF's calculations.
Consumer Trends
School supplies

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

Mobile
The retailer is “constantly innovating” to ensure a seamless customer experience.
Technology
An inside look into DSW's approach to organizational change and innovation.
Technology
The State of Retail Payments 2016

The State of Retail Payments 2016

The inaugural State of Retail Payments 2016 study explores payment priorities, challenges and needs among retailers. NRF and Forrester surveyed U.S. retailers to gain insights into payments-related issues, emerging digital payments and the payment technology investments retailers are making. 

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.

Technology
Innovation starts with opening our minds to unexpected experiences and unstoppable ideas.
Technology
Exploring the latest hype and actual use cases.
Technology
Shop.org talks with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code.
Marketing
Ellison’s strategy of studying, testing and waiting has impressed the analysts who cover him.
Mobile
Shop.org talks with Boxed CEO Chieh Huang before his appearance at Retail's Digital Summit.
Retail Trends
Retail trends

From Pokemon Go and digital kissing to robotic shopping carts and the bikini’s 60th anniversary, the Trends column in STORES Magazine is a monthly roundup of technologies, studies and strategies that are influencing the industry. 

Consumer Trends
Total spending is expected to reach $75.8 billion in 2016. Check out the trends.
Mobile
Mobile is more than the future of e-commerce. It’s the future of just about everything.
Online
Shop.org Think Tank: Personalization, Value and Relevance

Shop.org Think Tank: Personalization, Value and Relevance

When it comes to personalization, retailers can engage consumers in market-defining, sector-differentiating ways. It starts with revisiting the basics, recognizing there might already be more data available than previously thought and carefully considering goals and strategies.

Retail Trends
Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

2016 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

Survey data and retailer insights to inspire company-wide conversations about marketing, operations, fulfillment and other holiday plans.

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.