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Look to the Supply Chain for AI’s Immediate Value

The more practical, scalable, shovel-ready application of AI for retailers is in the supply chain. Here's why.

Walgreens to Test Drone Delivery in October

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s Walgreens? Starting in October the drugstore retailer is taking delivery to sky, testing on demand air delivery with Alphabet’s drone delivery service Wing. Find out where and what it plans to test, along with the two other companies joining the pilot.

Four Ways to Assess Your Retail Loyalty Program

Simply having a loyalty program isn’t enough today—retailers need to keep abreast of how the customer wants to be delighted, delivering rewards and experiences that are perceived as valuable. Here are four ways to measure your loyalty program.

Turnover is high, unemployment is low, wages are rising, and younger employees are as demanding as younger shoppers. Find out how to weather this perfect storm for rising labor costs and turn the challenge into an opportunity.

On the heels of a grim quarter and despite a reduction in force, Destination Maternity said it is exploring a possible sale or merger. Get the details.

Meijer shoppers can now skip the traditional checkout line and opt to use the retailer’s Shop & Scan tech. See how the tech works in action and get the details of this massive initiative that took over a year to implement.

Kroger’s rise in sales marked its strongest quarter since it launched its transformation plan. Find out where Kroger sits in its long game to reposition its grocery business by 2020 and the location of its fifth customer fulfillment center, expected to bring 400 new jobs to the area.

Bed, Bath & Beyond has laid out plans to turnaround the retailer's struggling business, while also looking at asset sales. Take a look at its turnaround plans and glean insights from analysis of its recent foot traffic.

POS of the Future

RIS uncovers how features like personalization, clienteling, mobility, self-checkout, scan and go, and SaaS and cloud-based solutions are helping leading retailers leverage their point of sale into a masterful piece of unified retail firepower.  

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Who Is the 2019 CIO of the Year?

The role of the chief information officer continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, and only those executives that advance in lockstep will enjoy prolonged success. Do you know one of these exceptional CIOs?

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Break through Gatekeepers of AI-Voice Communication

When I met Jon Stine I immediately knew he was thinking several moves ahead in the retail tech game most of us were playing. Now Jon has moved to the Open Voice Network. Here’s why that matters.


How the Art of Merchandising Should (and Should Not) Work

One of the hottest trends today is the expansion of fresh products in virtually every segment of retail. The trend is a perfect case study of how the art of merchandising should (and should not) work.


Seen and Heard at GroceryShop 2019

In just two years GroceryShop has gone from startup to must attend industry event overflowing with educational and networking opportunities. Check out this recap of the sessions, events and news you might have missed at the biggest grocery event of the year.


Panasonic’s Toughbook Continues to Advance the Rugged Segment

The built-for-work, go-anywhere laptop brings next-gen functionality to the table with its latest iteration. Find out what is new for the iconic rugged mobile computer.

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