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  • FEB 11, 2020

    Digiday announces finalists for its 2020 Future Leaders Awards

    Forty-six individuals have been short listed for Digiday's 2020 Future Leader Awards, which recognize the next generation of leaders from the media and marketing, fashion, beauty and retail industries.

  • FEB 10, 2020

    What’s next for Harry’s?

    Edgewell has decided to pursue a "standalone" playbook after the Federal Trade Commission's move to block the Harry’s acquisition last Monday, said Rod Little, Edgewell president and CEO. The company also said that Harry’s plans to sue its prospective partner, a case that Edgewell said has "no merit." A spokesperson for Harry's said the company has nothing to share on potential litigation at this time.

  • DEC 31, 2019

    Modern Retail Research: Amazon delivers on sales, falls short for branding and data

    Amazon has long been touted as the "sleeping giant" of online advertising, and the retail giant showed further signs of fully awaking from its slumber in 2019. The company made significant improvements to its ad products over the course of the year -- particularly around data and analytics -- and ad-buyers say the company is getting more serious about making its tools more accessible and less confusing to understand and use.

  • NOV 12, 2019

    Modern Retail Research Report: The rise of retail media

    Retail media is growing in importance. The idea of retailers turning their websites into media platforms isn’t a new one, but over the past few years, has commanded more interest and more attention from brands. For brands specifically, advertising on retail media isn’t an ad problem anymore -- it’s a business problem.

  • NOV 05, 2019

    CVS Pharmacy, Bombas and StockX are first-ever Modern Retail Awards winners

    CVS Pharmacy, Bombas, StockX and more took home the first-ever Modern Retail Awards, which honor the companies and campaigns modernizing retail in the digital age. 

  • NOV 05, 2019

    Modern Retail Research: Only 8% of retailers are satisfied with Amazon data and dashboards

    Modern Retail surveyed 206 brands and retailers to ask what is working, and what isn't working for them on Amazon.

  • OCT 23, 2019

    REI chief customer officer Ben Steele: Retailers need to ask why they exist

    REI is extending Opt Outside. The retailer is again closing its stores and websites this Black Friday so employees can, ostensibly, go outside. This year, it’s also starting an Opt to Act program, joining a nationwide clean-up effort to collect trash, clean up their neighborhoods and tackle waste. (The company is also rethinking its own business model to use fewer plastic bags and be close to zero waste by 2020.)

  • OCT 22, 2019

    Flamingo, Casper and StockX are Modern Retail Awards finalists

    The finalists for the 2019 Modern Retail Awards include Flamingo, Casper, StockX and more. 

  • SEP 20, 2019

    How Instagram became the new mall

    Instagram’s version of the mall, then, is a reflection of the brand’s currency in culture, from a community perspective as well as how aggressively it’s pushing its way into the narrative with paid posts.

  • SEP 17, 2019

    With American Dream, the American mall attempts a comeback

    As shopping moves online and staple retailers increasingly close their doors, developers have been working to revive the draw of the mall. An audacious attempt to reinvigorate the American mall is taking shape in the dreary swamplands of East Rutherford, just outside New York City.

  • AUG 05, 2019

    Introducing Modern Retail+, the premium membership program for retail leaders

    We're excited to announce we're extending our efforts with the introduction of Modern Retail+, a premium membership program designed to keep members at the cutting edge of retail's reinvention.

  • JUN 10, 2019

    Introducing Modern Retail, Digiday Media’s newest vertical

    Any industry in transition needs honest and authoritative coverage that consistently drills past marketing speak and C-suite spins to uncover what’s really happening behind the scenes. That’s been Digiday’s approach to the media and marketing industries, and Glossy’s approach to reporting on fashion and beauty. Now, we’re taking on the retail industry with Modern Retail, which will dedicate daily coverage to news, and most importantly, add context and analysis to the most pressing topics and trends coursing through consumerism.

  • JUN 23, 2020

    Survey: remote and in-house, UGC and data, what’s your campaign content mix look like now?

    Advertisers, in a marketplace transformed by creativity gone remote, how much of your campaign content is still in-house versus UGC? How are you using data to make choices and effectively target your campaign content? Take this survey and get the full results plus a $5 Starbucks gift card.

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Jul 20–Jul 22, 2020

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