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Stacy Ries

Much has been made of millennials as they have entered the workforce. As someone who almost majored in cultural anthropology – yes, I dodged that high-unemployment, liberal arts degree – I am always interested in

I confess – I have been converted to a Lady Gaga fan. And no it was not the platform patriotic shoes or red dagger nails from her Superbowl performance that won me over. She won

#NRF16 was high energy this year with inspiring keynotes and sessions as well as a buzzing show floor. One trending topic among attendees was promotions, which are increasingly complex to plan and execute in the

As retailers weather the holiday shopping season, they can learn a lot about consumer buying behavior to prepare for next year’s holiday season. NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay noted that “Unlike ten years ago,

“Everything I Needed to Know in Management, I learned as a Mom” – Cindy Taylor, CIO, Oxford Industries This was the title of the talk which kicked off the SAP Retail Forum’s Women’s Leadership Activity

A funny thing happened in the week leading up to the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia, where I live. No, I wasn’t invited to any of the VIP events. I was too busy talking with multiple

Angela Ahrendts, the Apple executive and former Burberry CEO, is known for using technology to break down the silos between on-line and brick-and-mortar sales. This is a challenge facing many Retailers today.  As the market

Healthy eating is not just a new year’s resolution. A social sentiment analysis by SAP identified tasty and techy trends among grocery shoppers. With the recent Nielsen study stating that “as of Q1 2014, for

What do Audrey Hepburn & Angelina Jolie have in common? Like millions of women, a love of Italian shoes. Learn how Ferragamo and other SAP customers keep their customers coming back. Luxury brands have an

As a tween in the Midwest during the early 80s, I was a huge fan of John Hughes movies. Characters like Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and the rest of The Breakfast Club crew were fascinating