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Disrupting Retail 2013

In March 2013, we gathered a few folks who might be open to thoughtful exploration of ecommerce, social media and big data and we sat in a room room for a few hours to discuss and debate the implications for the retail industry.


The Web is the Market

Consumers and businesses are quickly embracing the new forms of retail, a trend that further hastens the demise of the traditional retailer. Brick and mortar turned into online retail which when combined with social media has become Social Commerce. First Retail's tagline, "the web is the market" begs the question, 'How will Social Commerce mature from early attempts at recommendations, likes and influencers?'. Here's how we are thinking...


Future Trends Forum: The Six C’s of Social Technologies

On December 14-16, 2011, the Fundación de la Innovación Bankinter held the XVII Future Trends Forum in Madrid. The distinguished conference brought together some 50 participants across industries who were eager to understand the relevance of social technologies to their companies. The Social Data Lab and First Retail Inc. were invited to participate as thought leaders for this meeting.


Gartner Cool Vendor 2012

The team at First Retail is proud to announce that leading analyst firm Gartner has included First Retail in its 2012 list of Cool Vendors in Analytics and Business Intelligence. The report notes that "First Retail represents the crowded market of content analytics, but it was its machine learning that caught our attention."