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Shoptalk 2018: Day 1 Takeaways—Startup Pitch Competition

Executive Summary

The Coresight Research team is in Las Vegas this week, attending and participating in the Shoptalk 2018 conference held March18–21.

  • On Sunday, to kick off this year’s conference, Coresight Research’s Founder and CEO, Deborah Weinswig, emceed Shoptalk’s Startup Pitch competition.
  • The competition featured 15 innovative companies, which Weinswig classified into one of four categories: engaging customer experiences, physical retail solutions, inventory management and assortment optimization, and personalization.
  • Two winners were chosen, one by the panel of judges and one through audience voting. The winner of the judge’s choice was blockchain-based shopping platform, SHOP, and the audience’s vote went to digital-display storefront marketing solution, Glass-Media.
  • Weinswig concluded the pitch competition with a presentation on the current and future state of the retail environment, emphasizing “New Retail” trends in China.

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