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Joe Skorupa

Joe Skorupa is the Editorial Director for the RIS News media portfolio. Joe has been consistently named one of the top 50 Influencers in Retail and a top-10 retail technology blogger by independent organizations. He is a frequently quoted source and has appeared in USA Today, American Public Media (NPR), and Business Insider. He is also a frequent speaker and has presented at such conferences as the NRF Big Show, Shop.Org, and SXSW.

Blog posts by this author

February 2018

Technology Start Up Contest
We all know the attributes of a start-up. They innovate, break barriers, and don’t play by the rules. Here's why those attributes matter to retailers and what they can do about it.

January 2018

Store Systems, Store Experience
Major takeaways about important trends, technologies and the whole shabang from the RIS/IHL 2018 Store Experience Study.
Store of the future, supermarket of the future
Based on a wealth of customer research in the U.S. and Europe, powerful shifts are forcing one group of retailers to radically transform the in-store experience. Here are seven smart ways they are responding.
NRF Big Show
The weather was not frigid at the 2018 NRF Big Show, but there was a winter cyclone under the roof of the Jacob Javits Convention Center featuring the latest in cutting-edge technology for retailers.
Personalization, Personalized Marketing
The big question every retailer wants answered is: What do customers want? But it might not be the right question to ask, because most shoppers don’t know what they want until they want it.
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