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Why Two Datasets are Better Than One

Retailers know everything about their shoppers. Consumer goods companies have a wealth of general consumer and category understanding. Find out how the two can pool their analytics resources to solve a mutual business problem.

6 Retailers Attracting the Nation’s Top Talent

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’s Latest Digital Enhancement Redefines the Store Experience

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.

As big box retailers roll out endless aisle capabilities, retailers may feel they need an expensive enterprise software infrastructure upgrade.

Amazon is reportedly laying off hundreds, while Barnes & Noble is the midst of layoffs and has appointed a new CMO. Learn the details on the latest staffing moves from these two retailers.

The Home Depot's new twist in workforce management technology gives prospective employees a techie way to engage with the retailer, even before they become part of the workforce.

Grocer Lunds & Byerlys sought to entirely transform their digital experience, a road that took shape through a multi-phased implementation plan that is now entering its second year. Learn how it forged a path to digital success and a double digit increase in online sales.

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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