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Finish Line Focuses On Retail Tech

The Finish Line has seen sales slip, but as 70% of its traffic moves to mobile, the athletic footwear retailer isn't finished. It's just focusing on digital tech.

Ascena Continues with Strategic Transformation, Struggles Remain

Like most of the apparel segment Ascena Retail Group is grappling with changing consumer habits and shrinking profits. Find out what the multi-brand operator is doing to connect with shoppers and increase operational efficiencies.

Panera Bread is offering voice-ordering through the Google Assistant on mobile devices for delivery and Rapid Pick-Up. Find out the details and how soon this will be available nationwide.

Not to be outdone by Walmart, which is testing delivery drivers that carry orders into a shopper’s home and place them into their refrigerator even when they aren’t there, Amazon is reportedly developing a similar service.

The Nordstrom family has shelved efforts to take the company private until after the holidays. Learn the history of this retailer's move to digital and plans to go private.

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RIS Deep Dive: Unified Commerce

Read the latest developments and deployments in the still-emerging world of Unified Commerce. 

 

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How Xcel Brands' Media First Strategy is a Win

Xcel Brands' CEO Robert D'Loren tells how the company is achieving such fast growth through its media strategy and supply chain speed.

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Oct
02

Are You Doing Enough to Increase In-Store Customer Engagement?

Retailers are challenged to deliver engaging brick-and-mortar experiences in unique and relevant ways.

Sep
04

Vicki Cantrell Joins Aptos as Retail Transformation Officer

Challenges are not obstacles for Vicki Cantrell, the former SVP of communities for NRF and executive director of Shop.Org. They are opportunities to learn and grow.

Oct
02

Is There a Place for Walmart’s New Store to Fridge Fulfillment?

Walmart announced a new pilot fulfillment program where delivery drivers enter a shopper’s home, even when they are not there, to drop off fresh groceries straight to their fridge. Is this the future of fulfillment?

Aug
31

Samsung’s Latest Mobile Device Could Be a Game Changer

Samsung’s Note 8 smartphone is packed with features that can help bridge the gap between the backroom and the sales floor. Learn the details.

Sep
01

Rethinking Retail: Reinvention Required, Even Without Silver Bullets or Magic Wands

Despite their best efforts, most retailers have failed to fully capitalize on all that innovation has to offer.

Jun
15

Can Earthworms Teach Us How to Differentiate from Amazon?

Dozens of people flock to this store. Every. Single. Sunday.

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