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Express Turnaround Plan Includes 100 Store Closings

Apparel retailer and mall staple Express will shutter 15% of its fleet, restructure its corporate workforce, and relaunch its loyalty program as part of its turnaround plan. Find out more.

Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is mammoth. Three short days is never enough to see everything--but never fear. RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

Top Five Tips for Healthy Retail Networks

A winning strategy for brick-and-mortar retailers emerged this holiday season: “brick and click.” Here are five network-centric recommendations for retail CIOs looking to enhance customer experience inside and outside the store with BOPIS and other strategies.

The retail industry is about to suffer more store closings. Greeting card and stationery chain Papyrus is folding, while New York grocer Fairway Market’s future is in question. Hear the latest.

Ever feel checking out of a store via mobile app is just too time consuming? Well then, Amazon is reportedly developing a solution: payment via the wave of your hand. Get the details.

Progressive delivery is the process of releasing updates to a product gradually. You start by releasing the changes to a small audience and then gradually to larger audiences. Learn why progressive delivery is so powerful and how it allows retailers to avoid downtime, limit blast radius, and learn during the process. 

Walgreens Boots Alliance is prioritizing investments in mass personalization and reinventing the pharmacy prescription journey, putting $500 million of capital ex behind digital and development this year.

Why Every Retailer Needs Enterprise Resource Planning

This exclusive infographic explores how ERP aids in the flow of business processes and helps bring real-time visibility to the retail enterprise, enabling success in a competitive environment.  

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Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways

RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

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Dec
18

Are Retailers missing an opportunity to turn data into dollars?

A client told me this just the other day, and it struck a chord; not because it is a pithy play on words, but because it is so very consistent with many of my recent client discussions. “There is data in that system, but we haven’t applied the resources to harvest it and do anything with it.”

Dec
21

Invest in Innovative Technologies for Even Greater Disruption in the Store

With a mountain of challenges comes a single simple question: How to get consumers into the store and keep them coming back? Here are some innovative technologies that show promise for even greater disruption in the store.

Jan
15

NRF 2020: MegaTakeaways Overheard at the Big Show

The NRF Big Show is the world’s greatest showcase for technology designed to create exceptional shopping experiences. Retailers go to the show to listen and learn.

Dec
15

Smart Stores for Smart Shoppers

Say adios to a record number of stores that failed in 2019. They will not be missed except as an example of what not to do. Find out specific steps to take to avoid making 2020 another record year.

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.

Oct
28

Teradata Announces Major Partnership with Google

At Teradata Universe the big data and analytics leader announced its flagship solution, Teradata Vantage, will soon be coming to Google Cloud. The partnership expands Teradata’s cloud reach to all three leading public cloud companies, offering its customers greater flexibility.

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