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Walmart's New Mobile POS Tech is Making Spring Easier

Walmart is testing a new mobile point of sale program in more than 350 stores. Find out how the tech will make shoppers' live easier this Spring and what retailer experts think of the mega retailer's latest innovation.

What Is Retail’s Fastest Growing Tech Job?

As digital sales continue to make up a bigger piece of the retail pie, traditional in-store staff numbers are shrinking and tech jobs are rising in prominence. Find out which IT title is growing the fastest and the skills needed to claim a sought after position.

Amazon, Whole Foods and Best Buy—The Latest

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos disclosed for the first time that its Prime loyalty program now exceeds 100 million paid members worldwide. In addition, Whole Foods shut down its rewards program, teasing what's coming from Amazon, while Best Buy announced a new partnership with the e-commerce behemoth.

Blockchain technology may have an enormous impact on the retail industry and 2018 is shaping up to be a critical year. Learn how these five retailers have been exploring blockchain and are now moving forward with real-world uses for the technology.

Would shoppers rather receive deliveries in their car than directly inside the home? Amazon has launched the service in 37 cities, moving beyond well beyond lockers in its recent innovations to avoid porch piracy.

The retailer has announced an aggressive investment plan to evolve the foundational structure of the company. Learn how a new strategic focus coupled with cutting-edge technology will help BB&B improve its merchandising, pricing, service, and digital experience.

Elevating the Omnichannel Supply Chain

3/26/2018 — Download this Roadmap report and discover how to build a nimble and collaborative supply chain that has the back-end firepower to meet demand whenever and wherever it strikes.

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Who Is Retail's Most Influential?

Who do you follow? Who do you turn to for advice? Whose opinion matters most? Take a few minutes and nominate a top retail mover and shaker and help RIS honor the retailers, solutions providers and analysts that have the greatest influence.

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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

Apr
25

2018 RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS ANALYTICS SUMMIT

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.
Jun
11

2018 RETAIL EXPERIENCE SUMMIT

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.

Blogs

Apr
16

The Gap Pioneers Retail Heart-and-Lungs Transplant in the Cloud

When you are a $16-billion retailer such as The Gap you think long and hard before starting a heart-and-lungs transplant, which is what retailers often call replacing such core systems as merchandising and inventory management.

Apr
04

Digital Transformation Dooms Slow-Moving, Budget-Strapped Retailers

Why are we witnessing healthy retail growth and another big year for bankruptcies and store closings? Data from the 2018 RIS/Gartner Study uncovers an explanation and highlights the differences between retail winners and losers.

Apr
18

New School Tech, Old School Service

How to successfully blend art and science to personalize the shopping experience both in-store and out while avoiding the dreaded ‘creepy’ factor.

Apr
09

What Does Trump’s Trade War Mean for Retailers?

As president Trump looks to implement aggressive tariffs on imported goods the ramifications will be felt across the U.S. economy and retail could be one of the hardest hit. Is it time for retailers to hit the panic button?

Apr
17

AI’s Role In Changing the Outlook of the Retail Industry

In retail, artificial intelligence arms retailers with sharper forecasting tools to make smarter business decisions. Explore six ways in which AI is helping retail.

Mar
26

Cashierless Stores & Futuristic Experience Can Have a Big Impact But...

EnsembleIQ analysts, American Express, and leading retailers met to discuss the business implications related to future store customer experience. Here are some key takeaways from this share group.

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