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Walmart's New Online Home Shopping Experience May Boost Sputtering E-Commerce Sales

Take heed home good retailers...Walmart suffered a drop in e-commerce growth last quarter, but now it's making a big push into the online home goods space with an editorial-style website. Learn the details before it launches in the coming weeks.

2018’s Tech MVP: Location-based Services

Location-based services will prove retail’s most valuable technology in 2018 for getting it all done. Put these three important features in a robust location-aware solution to work for you.

Grocer Albertsons to Buy Drugstore Retailer Rite Aid

Grocery retailer Albertsons Companies will buy drugstore retailer Rite Aid in a move that will accelerate its omnichannel strategy and offer it enhanced data and analytics. Learn the details of this grocery and healthcare merger.

Attracting and maintaining a highly skilled workforce is critical as retailers continue to pack the enterprise with game-changing tech designed to foster meaningful interaction and long-term loyalty. See which retailers joined Nordstrom and Wegmans in this annual ranking of the best places to work.

Walmart has gone live with its digital store assistant giving customers a suite of shopping tools designed to simplify and enhance the in-store experience. Learn what these new capabilities are and how the retailer is leveraging them to make physical shopping more exciting and memorable.

You’ve completed the lengthy and challenging process of launching your customer experience (CX) program. Now what? The next task becomes improving and enhancing the actual customer experience, which may not be as complicated as you think.

RIS News' Big Show 2018 Wrap Up Report

1/31/2018 — Check out RIS’ annual look at the highlights and key trends from the NRF Big Show 2018. Relive the big moments and catch up on what you might have missed.


Help RIS Benchmark Retail's Tech Maturity

Calling all retailers! Take this quick survey and help RIS uncover the latest tech trends. Your input will shape the 28th Annual  RIS/Gartner Retail Technology Study and help uncover the key strategies and challenges defining retail today. 

Take the Survey!

2017 Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Summit Recap

Check out the recap of RCAS 2017 and don't miss RCAS 2018, taking place April 25-27 at The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL.

Upcoming RIS Events



Wed, Apr 25 - Fri, Apr 27
Wednesday, April 25 - Friday, April 27
The power of analytics revealed!
This annual event brings together retailers and consumer goods executives to discuss ways to better leverage analytics to improve engagement.


Mon, Jun 11 - Wed, Jun 13
Monday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 13
Can't miss retail event of the spring!
This annual executive level brings together the best and brightest minds from across the industry for three days of education, networking and collaboration.



Why Start-Ups Matter to Retailers

We all know the attributes of a start-up. They innovate, break barriers, and don’t play by the rules. Here's why those attributes matter to retailers and what they can do about it.


Top 2018 Store Trends, Technologies and the Whole Shabang

Major takeaways about important trends, technologies and the whole shabang from the RIS/IHL 2018 Store Experience Study.


Retail Tech's Women of Change

A few decades ago, women in high-ranking technology positions were a rarity. Today, women are well represented at every level of IT, so much so that the gender gap is almost a non-issue — almost.


Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The end of the year is always a hectic time for retailers.


9 Technology Trends Every Retailer Must Address

Learn the key business and technology trends that will define 2018 and how retailers can best invest to capitalize.

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