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Redefining the Last-Minute Shopper During an Unprecedented Season

With everything in flux, now is the ideal time for retailers to ensure their stores and sites are ready for those shoppers dashing through the stores, in-store or online, last minute. Most importantly, retailers need to understand how to cater to these last-minute shoppers to ensure a jolly customer experience.

New Retail Store Concepts: Nike, Ugg, 7-Eleven, Foot Locker

Retail innovation is blazing, even in the midst of the craziest holiday season ever. Nike and Ugg both launched new store concepts this November, while 7‑Eleven and Foot Locker expanded concepts. RIS takes a look at each and gives you the lowdown on the innovation inside.

Top 5 U.S. Retail Brands 2020

Being the most positively perceived retail brand in the U.S. is a remarkable feat, especially during the challenges 2020 has brought retailers. Uncover which retailers ranked the best and which made the greatest improvement over the past 12 months.

Consumer shopping trends are pressing convenience stores to pivot, but many operators have experienced roadblocks in adding modern services. Uncover how tech solutions can provide the flexibility needed to overcome legacy store IT infrastructure without ripping out current systems.

Despite the pandemic’s persistence, customers just kept buying. A dangerous combination was created: lower supply, higher demand. Now retailers find themselves racing to catch up.

Which retailer will win the holiday season? In the era of social distancing, the winner won’t necessarily be the store brand with the best Black Friday deals. In fact, this year, winners will be those that master “the last mile.”

Learn about the hottest tech trend helping aid today’s retailers in managing demand, promotions, fulfillment, assortment and more.

While Gary’s Wine & Marketplace got its start as a small wine shop in New Jersey, its digital capabilities tell a different story.

Grocery Tech Trends Study 2020

The 5th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study explores the changing market and benchmarks 68 individual technologies for industry maturity and investment plans.

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Seizing Digital Demands to Emerge a Winner During COVID-19

Learn how one retailer's digital transformation readied it for 50% e-commerce growth during the pandemic. 

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Nov
19

Store Closures Mask Retail as an Investment Hot Spot

Stories about store closures and bankruptcies mask the fact that retail is an active investment hot spot where cash flows, IPOs flourish, and opportunities boom. Here’s the rundown.

Oct
26

Will It Take a Supply Chain Moonshot to Save Apparel?

There have been 97 major retail bankruptcies in the last four years. A big majority (57%) were in apparel. Clearly, the apparel business model is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

May
11

Retail Tech’s Top Women Discuss COVID-19 Impact

RIS asked its annual list of top women in retail tech which technology is having the greatest impact now, and where retailers should invest their IT dollars once a level of normalcy returns. Find out what they had to say.

Dec
02

Black Friday Sets Online Sales Record

While store traffic declined, this year’s rendition of the official kick off to the holiday shopping season raked in a record $7.4 billion in online sales. Check out the early results.

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