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2018 RIS/Gartner Retail Technology Study: Wake Up Call for Digital Transformation

Download this must-read benchmark research report to find out how retailers are responding to fast-moving changes in the marketplace and the investments they are making in game-changing technology.

How At Home Merchandises At Scale

Home décor retailer At Home’s merchandise planning and allocation solution makes aggressive store expansion possible.

The 5 Retailers That Matter In 2018

RIS' annual look at the five retailers leading their respective segments thanks to pioneering strategies and the innovative use of cutting-edge technologies.

Starbucks will launch a pilot program with coffee farmers in its supply chain to develop next-level data technology to log and share real-time information along the journey of coffee beans. Learn the details.

Hear from Mike Frazzini, chief technology officer of eBags, how achieving more with more data is essential across all run, grow and transform modes.

Download this special report to discover how providing an engaging, tailored experience requires a mix of new-school tech and old-school knowhow.

Target's latest steps center on improving the customer experience, from a new loyalty program to putting on its first event that will help it tie shopping and experiences together, while providing it social and digital content.

While top retailers are adding augmented reality to improve shopping for furniture, Macy's is also adding a virtual reality experience. Find out how this department store will bring this pilot concept to more stores this year.


Who Is the CIO of the Year?

RIS News is currently accepting nominations for its annual CIO of the Year Awards and Hall of Fame induction. It just takes a few mintues to nominate a deserving retail executive and help RIS recognize the industry's top technology talent.

Nominate Today!

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.



Amazon, Target and Macy’s Make Major Announcements at ShopTalk 2018

Cementing its reputation as a must-attend event on the retail calendar, ShopTalk 2018 opened with three big announcements from mega-retailers Amazon, Target and Macy’s.


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.


Spring into Conferences

As the weather turns and traces of spring begin to emerge, a new season of educational and networking opportunities become ripe for the picking. While retail conferences have become a year-round phenomenon, nothing beats the spring for the sheer volume of available events. A


What Went Wrong at Toys ‘R’ Us?

The iconic toy store chain announced it is liquidating its assets and exiting the U.S. market. Retail’s leaders weigh in on what went wrong at the 70-year-old brand and what the news means for the industry.


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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