Startups and Transformation

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Startups and Transformation

Retail is an ever-evolving industry and startups play a pivotal role in its transformation.

Read about how retailers are adapting to changes is consumer behavior, including new business models that are disrupting established industries.

 
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Emerging tech that took off
Where NRF Innovation Lab alumni are now.
 
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How Neiman Marcus innovates to adapt
Episode 91 of Retail Gets Real: How the century-old company anticipates future customer needs.
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Zenni Optical’s vision for change
Episode 88 of Retail Gets Real: Zenni Optical is helping change the business model for online eyewear.
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Neighborhood Goods: The department store of the future
Episode 87 of Retail Gets Real: Co-founder Matt Alexander on reimagining the store.
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4 surprising facts about retail’s new entrepreneurs
Data from NRF’s 2018 Small Business Owners’ Survey.
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