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2017 RIS Software LeaderBoard

Download the must-read RIS 2017 Software LeaderBoard to see how retail software vendors stack up in head-to-head rankings.

Target's $550M Retail Technology Investment Ties it Up With Walmart and Amazon in the Delivery Race

Target has made an aggressive move to boost its same-day delivery capability by acquiring delivery platform Shipt Inc. for $550 million. Learn the details and hear from experts on the retailer's latest move to compete with Amazon and Walmart.

China is Starbucks’ fastest growing market, with a new store opening at the astonishing rate of one every 15 hours. To ensure this influx of new stores is meet with continued enthusiasm the coffee giant is investing heavily in its in-store digital capabilities.

Discover what it takes to build an emotionally connected shopper base and how to best capitalize on your most engaged customers according to the results to a new survey of more than 9,000 consumers.

Tommy Hilfiger has built a fully interactive brand experience with cutting-edge solutions including a shoppable live stream, image recognition and conversational commerce. Learn how this next-gen tech helps Tommy bring its unique experience to the masses.

“It’s like Alice in Wonderland meets Willy Wonka,” said Emily Chang, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Starbucks, China. Delve into the immersive augmented reality experience shoppers are having throughout this next-gen Starbucks' store.


RIS Deep Dive: Unified Commerce

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


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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.

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This annual event brings together retailers and consumer goods executives to discuss ways to better leverage analytics to improve engagement.



2017 Winners of the Oscars of Retail Technology

Data doesn’t spin, people do. Today, spinning seems to be a national obsession, so it is refreshing to announce the spin-free results of the 2017 RIS Software LeaderBoard.


Technology and Storytelling Are Catalysts That Power Disney Magic

Storytelling and technology are at the heart of Disney’s success, but simply adopting these goals is not enough.


Benchmark Your Tech Readiness Against the Industry's Best

Throughout the year RIS publishes a number of research studies to benchmark retailers’ tech firepower and investment plans. See where you rank against the industry leaders in our latest crop of research findings.


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?


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.


Can Earthworms Teach Us How to Differentiate from Amazon?

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

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