Retail’s Core Is Human and Rooted in Partnership


On January 13, 2023, Vendors in Partnership (VIP) hosted the VIP Awards 2023 in New York City—its third annual industry celebration for retail solution providers. At the event, VIP presented 21 awards spanning nine categories to a standing-room-only crowd.

The VIP Awards event provided an opportunity to celebrate the value of strong relationships between retailers and retail solution providers, while acting as a springboard to a vibrant new year in retail and an energetic and positive launch to five days and nights of everything retail, from the VIP Awards to RetailROI’s SuperSaturday to NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show.

Coresight Research was a sponsor of the VIP Awards 2023. In this report, we present highlights from the event.

VIP Awards 2023: Coresight Research Insights

As the retail industry continues to face an uncertain and challenging macroeconomic environment, retailers are increasingly turning to solution providers to leverage next-generation technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to solve for a range of challenges. The VIP Awards highlighted cutting-edge solutions across areas such as sustainability, marketing, supply chain, innovation, analytics, payments, security and more. The event celebrated innovation, partnership and community; it provided a platform for increased engagement across the industry.

Keynote speaker Dave Finnegan reminded attendees of the importance of “setting aside cellphones… to be present with partners.” He urged the audience to take the time over the following few days of conferences and meetings to get to know a couple of people better and so build “beautiful partnerships.”

The award winners spoke to the importance of listening to their clients, knowing their pain points and working together to solve issues.

We are excited to reveal that Coresight Research won the Retail Voice award.

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The Coresight Research team on stage accepting the Retail Voice award
Left to Right: Mike
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