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Pier 1 Explains What Went Wrong and Considers Closing Stores After Disappointing Sales

Pier 1 presented a new action plan to right the ship after sales tanked 19% in its fourth quarter.

Sears Sues Eddie Lampert, Claiming He Siphoned $2 Billion in Assets

The blockbuster lawsuit alleges Sears’ former CEO drove the company into bankruptcy, stripping the retailer of its assets and preventing it from paying off debts. Learn the latest on these devastating claims.

Inventory Accuracy: Targeting Satisfied Consumers

Inventory errors are the root cause of stock-outs. Download this exclusive infographic to discover how to overcome inventory problems and ensure happy, loyal customers.   

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing “a minimum” of 40 stores, as it shifts focus to open 15 new Next Generation Lab stores. Learn how the move is allowing the retailer to reimage the in-store experience and what it plans to spend $350 million on in the coming year.

A weakened Amazon, real-time personalization and social proof top our 2019 predictions list.

Corie Barry will take the reins of Best Buy, replacing Hubert Joly as CEO. Find out what role Joly will still play at the consumer electronics giant and more on the female executive that will lead the company this June.

Polymorph’s technology will make advertising with Walmart easier for thousands of brands while delivering more relevant digital ads to consumers. Get the details of Walmart's latest acquisition.

What Makes a Good Retailer with Displaydata CEO Andrew Dark

Andrew Dark, CEO, Displaydata, talks with Tim Denman, executive editor, RIS, about retail trends, what makes a good retailer, and meeting customer experience demands in real-time at The Big Show 2019.

Cloud Revolution 2.0: The Dawn of Microservices

2/28/2019 — A second phase of the cloud revolution is emerging that opens the door to a wide range of technology and organizational benefits. Find out what it means in retail and why it is important.

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Apr
10

Why Retailers Struggle in a Ferocious Labor Market

A tight labor market multiplies workforce management issues, which is bad enough, but even worse is struggling with shockingly inadequate labor forecast accuracy.

Apr
03

Retail at Crossroads: Investment, Re-Investment and Reinvention

Reinventing retail is not an option. It is an obligation to the consumer. These takeaways from the 2019 RIS Retail Technology Study will help you chart a strategic course.

Mar
26

RIS Is Turning the Page

The retail industry is building toward a digital-first future, and RIS is following suit. Starting in April RIS will be focused on producing engaging, digital-only content. Hear what exciting developments RIS has in store.

Jan
04

How Far Have Women in Tech Come?

Women have claimed their place throughout the retail tech industry, from the developer's chair all the way to the c-suite. But there is still work to be done to overcome decades of exclusion.

Jan
30

Powering the Next-Generation Store: Is Your Network Ready?

Hughes helps retail stores transform the customer experience – and thrive as a result.

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