JCK Talks

About JCK Talks 2016

Building off a successful 2015 launch, the JCK Talks education program arms retailers with the tools, insights and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate. Refreshed content for 2016 includes an action packed day of influential speakers providing you with critical takeaways that deliver 'Solutions for your Store'.

JCK Talks kicks off on Thursday, June 2, one day before the JCK Las Vegas show floor opens. New for 2016, sessions will continue on Friday, June 3 with a spotlight on our industry partners during JCK Talks - Afternoon with the Associations.

Continue the week (Friday, June 3 - Monday, June 6) on the show floor at the new Showcase Stage featuring morning vendor presentations followed by afternoon retailer panels and trend downloads from famed industry experts, editors, bloggers and award winning Hollywood stylists.

Session Updates

JCK Talks Closing Keynote Announced: Consumer Path to Purchase: Jewelry Shopper Insights & How Financing Drives Sales and Traffic
Obtain insightful research on how shoppers make their major jewelry purchase decisions. Learn best practices to participate more actively in your consumers Path to Purchase and also how to incorporate financing effectively throughout the Path to Purchase to maximize sales, traffic and loyalty.

This session will also review consumer insights on how financing plays an important role in their decision-making as well as what shoppers expect from their jeweler and the role of brick-and-mortar in making the purchase.

Exclusive Session: Diamond Dynamics and the Consumer Experience
Sponsored by: The NPD Group, Inc.
Please join Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. for an interactive review of the dynamics of the diamond industry. Marshal explores emerging consumer buying behaviors and attitudes and busts myths about today's consumer and diamonds. Combining his insights with the first and only detailed view into point-of-sale information into the diamond industry, you'll come away from his presentation with a complete view of the market. He'll help you identify trends and opportunities for your business. There's no other source for detailed diamond industry information and analytical insights like this!

Talk of the Town - JCK Las VegasTalk of the Town

Talk of the Town: Chad Rodriguez, OgilvyOne

This week we sat down with Chad Rodriguez, the senior director of product and service design at OgilvyOne. Catch his JCK Talks session on Thursday, June 2  at 12:00 pm in Tradewinds meeting room C/D, pool level...

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Industry News

Oh Kay! Industry's Biggest Brand Sees 7 Percent Comp Jump, Opens 42 New Stores

Every lift begins with Kay. Signet Jewelers' leading brand posted a whopping 7.4 percent comp increase over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 and contributed to its parent company's impressive 4.9 percent comp jump for the period (ended Jan. 30). The company also opened 42 new Kay stores over the past year, the largest number of any Signet brand…

Randi Zuckerberg Shares Big Insights Into the Future of Retail

WJA's 13th annual In the Know conference—themed "Blurring the Lines"—kicked off March 10 with a phenomenal keynote presentation by Randi Zuckerberg, whose little brother, Mark, you may have heard of (hint: His social media company boasts nearly 1.6 billion active users)...

New Google Technology Lets Consumers Pay for Things With Their Faces

A new Google payment method, currently being piloted in the San Francisco Bay Area, allows people to pay for items without reaching for their wallets or their phones, in some cases by using cameras that scan their faces and match them with a profile photo...

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