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How Xcel Brands' Media First Strategy is a Win

Xcel Brands' CEO Robert D'Loren tells how the company is achieving such fast grow through its media strategy and supply chain speed.

Home Depot Improves the Store Experience for Everyone

Home Depot continues to work on efficiency and simplification for its customers and employees' experiences. Find out what Paul Deveno, regional VP of New England, had to say about the technology the home improvement retailer is employing to improve the store experience—for everyone.

Foreseeing Changes Ahead in the Retail Industry

“The times, they are a-changing,” Bob Dylan famously penned more than 50 years ago. And yet, they are still accurate today.

Download this Roadmap report presented by Cegid and learn how leading retailers are solving the personalization dilemma with the use of innovative clienteling software that helps tailor the path to purchase for shoppers.

The stories behind the demise of brick and mortar retail came almost on a daily basis starting in late February of this year.

Download RIS/CGT's latest analytics research report and benchmark your organization's analytics maturity against the industry leaders. 


RIS Deep Dive: Unified Commerce

Read the latest developments and deployments in the still-emerging world of Unified Commerce. 


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Instacart Data Science VP Talks On-Demand Grocery

2017 Retail And Consumer Goods Analytics Summit speaker Jeremy Stanley, VP Data Science, Instacart, talks about on demand groceries, creating tailored

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2017 RetailTechCon

Wed, Sep 06 - Fri, Sep 08
Wednesday, September 06 - Friday, September 08
| Ritz Carlton Orlando | Orlando, FL
RetailTechCon brings together senior-level executives who want to learn about what’s new, what’s effective and what works to build their businesses.

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Which Killer App Survived the Retail Shark Tank?

Inspiring ideas that produce “aha” moments are out there but difficult to find, which is why RIS sponsored a shark-tank competition at the recent Retail Executive Summit.


SAP: Disruptive Tech Shouldn’t Disrupt Those Using It

Twelve months and an economic cycle ago, CEO Bill McDermott of SAP emphasized the importance of “empathy” at the 2016 Sapphire Now user’s conference. But that was then.


Analytics Now

The power and influence of analytics is undeniable. It is being infused into every major retail system. Data-enhanced decision making is no longer a nice-to-have, it is a retail necessity.  Just one look around the packed room at RIS/CGT’s fourth annual Retail and 


The Analytics of Everything

Retail success hinges on the ability for organizations to infuse analytic insight into the decision making process. At RCAS 2017 headline speakers from Kimberly-Clark, Walmart and NBCUniversal drilled this home with real-world examples and advice for all. See what they had to say.


Can Earthworms Teach Us How to Differentiate from Amazon?

How can even the tiniest brick-and-mortar shop stand out from the crowd and win Amazon customers back?


There’s Something About Alexa

I think Alexa may be making my wife nervous.

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