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Thank you for attending the Retail Technology & Innovation Conference. I hope you enjoyed the event and were able to make some new connections to help drive your business forward.

I highlighted 5 of the current top trends in retail, but ran through them rather quickly. This page provides many of the resources I used in putting together my talk. Please take a look around and don't hesitate to reach out with any additional questions.



Understand any consumer trend. Today. Trendwatching's Consumer Trend Canvas is an easy-to-follow framework that will help you not only unpack and understand any consumer trend, but also help you apply it to launch successful consumer-facing innovations of your own.

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  • Retail Trends Playbook 2020 (Microsoft with PSFK, download report)

  • Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Retail For 2020 (Forbes)

  • 2019’s Top Technology Trends to Watch in Retail Industry (Industry Wired)

  • 6 Hot Retail Trends for 2019 (MarTech Series)

  • 6 Trends Shaping The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Stores (Boomtown)

  • 3 Retail Trends Shaping the World in 2020 (RocketSpace)

  • 7 top new tech-powered ideas in retail (Insider Trends)

  • 20 Brick-and-Mortar Retail Trends in 2019 (


  • Purdue University welcomes delivery robots (Purdue University)

  • Food-delivery robots may soon roll up to Purdue's campus (USA Today)

  • PepsiCo's Hello Goodness snackbot is Off to College (PepsiCo)

  • PepsiCo is rolling out a fleet of robots to bring snacks to college students (The Verge)

  • Coca-Cola uses self-driving robots to deliver drinks to visitors at Alton Towers (Mirror)

  • UPS just won FAA approval to fly as many delivery drones as it wants (The Verge)


  • Retailers Have A Lot To Gain From AR and VR (Forbes)

  • The Future of Shopping Is Virtual and Augmented (Samsung)

  • State-of-the-AR Retail: Where’s Its Biggest Value? (MultiChannel Merchant)

  • Virtual Reality Gains Traction In Retail (

  • AR and VR in retail: do shoppers buy the hype? (Get Elastic)

  • Augmented Reality Retail Trends Disrupting the Industry (Softengi)

  • TOMS Brings Virtual Reality Giving Trips to Retail Customers (VR Scout)

  • Toyota's New Augmented Reality Shopping Experience: A Shift In The Car Buying Journey? (Forbes)



  • Succeeding In Retail Is All About Experience (Forbes)

  • The Survival Strategy For Retail Is Experience (Forbes)

  • The Future of Retail Is Stores That Aren’t Stores (The Atlantic)

  • No Such Thing as a Store (Wayfind)

  • Physical Retail Isn't Dead. Boring Retail Is. (Forbes)

  • Re:Store, WeWork for Retail, Will Bring Instagram Brands to Storefronts (Fortune)

  • FAO Schwarz bets on experiences with return to NYC (Smart Brief)


  • Introducing Amazon Go and the world’s most advanced shopping technology (VIDEO)

  • Inside The First Amazon Go Store (VIDEO)

  • I spent 53 minutes in Amazon Go and saw the future of retail (CNN Business)

  • New York Proves Amazon Go Works (Forbes)

  • Why Amazon Go May Soon Change The Way We Shop (Forbes)

  • Nordstrom Local expands its innovative, inventory-free retail hubs (Fast Company)

  • Why The Expansion Of Nordstrom Local Is Important (Forbes)

  • Inventory-free showrooms 'super-charge' customers (Retail Dive)

  • Kroger expanding its Scan, Bag, Go program to 400 stores (Grocery Dive)



  • The automated personal assistant and the future of retail (Insider Trends)

  • The Vitamin Shoppe Unveils New Innovation Retail Concept (The Vitamin Shoppe)

  • The Vitamin Shoppe Offering Tech-Enhanced Personalization (Retail TouchPoints)

  • Sprucebot - The Guest Experience Bot (Spruce Labs)

  • The Future of Retail with Taylor Romero, Co-Founder of Spruce Labs (Authority Magazine)

  • Why Spruce sees retail tech as an enabler of experience (Insider Trends)

  • How Do Mobile Devices Factor Into the Future of In‑Store Personalization? (Sailthru)

  • 2019 Retail Personalization Index (Sailthru)

  • Embedding a Foundation Now for In-Store Personalization (RIS)

  • 9 Examples of Personalization to Try in Your Retail Store (VendHQ)

  • The In-Store Personalization Report (Business Insider)

Curious to learn more about how I can help you tap into trends and ideas that will drive innovation within your organization?


Let's chat. Please book a free 30-minute "Pick My Brain Call." I look forward to learning more about your company and discussing a few ideas.

Ready to move your business forward?


My one-time "JAWstorm Assessment" is perfect for entrepreneurs looking to tap into innovation for your business or brand. We will meet for 60 minutes so I can learn everything about your company, industry and target markets. I will then follow up with a detailed assessment that provides marketing, branding, innovation and development ideas.

"Jason is a can opener. He taps into innovation."

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