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In a move to improve its ability to deliver a more dynamic and engaging loyalty experience with its brand across all customer touchpoints, launched a new loyalty marketing platform in September. The floral and gifts omnichannel retailer is using 500friends’ LoyaltyPlus platform to power its Fresh Rewards customer loyalty program.

Retailers (or any marketer or publisher) seeking higher conversion rates must adopt an “innovation attitude” to guide them amid a fertile landscape for new ideas, advanced technology and customer behavior learnings. So advised speaker after speaker at last week's Merchandise Summit in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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