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Peek Inside: Starbucks’ New Express Store Format

Starbucks has been working to fine tune the booming success of its Mobile Order & Pay since it rolled out. Now the retailer has a new store format that integrates mobile pickup and delivery tech into its store environment. Take a look.

Retail’s Best Places to Work

Attracting and maintaining top talent is an operational necessity. But it remains a constant challenge for retailers in today’s hyper competitive job market. See which retailers joined Wegmans and REI on this annual ranking of the best companies to work for.

The nation’s biggest grocer continues to scale its reach thanks to digital and fulfillment initiatives that will put it in front of every U.S. consumer by the end of the year. Learn the details of its massive expansion.

It's critical that midsize retailers understand what AI is, what it means for their organization, and the key role analytics maturity plays in the success of AI initiatives. 

As the retail industry continues to reinvent itself, the value of a strong and innovative leader is more important than ever. Uncover which seven retail CEO stars joined the chief executives from H-E-B, Best Buy and Costco on this annual ranking of the best CEOs in the U.S.

For brick and mortar to thrive, stores need to offer a personalized customer experience that fosters loyalty between the shopper and the retailer. But how do you solve this seemingly simple, but extremely complex challenge.

Shopper Tracking: Reinventing and Reimagining the Store Experience

Innovations in shopper tracking technology provides next-gen insight into how customers, associates and merchandise move inside stores. Savvy retailers are seizing this opportunity to reimagine what the store is and can become. 

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The Future of AI-Driven Merchandising

The future of artificial intelligence is bright with promise and fuzzy with hype. Cutting through the buzz, one thing is certain – AI will drive a stake through the heart of time-consuming, linear merchandising processes and managing by averages.

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Jul
01

How AI Will Kill Traditional Merchandising Methods

After cutting through hype about the role of artificial intelligence in retailing one thing is certain – it will drive a stake through the heart of linear merchandising processes and managing by averages.

Jun
05

Race for Competitive Advantage Reshapes the Grocery Landscape

Fear of falling behind omnichannel shoppers is driving grocers to deploy new technology at a furious pace. This tipping point is analyzed in depth in the recently released "2019 Grocery Tech Trends Study."

Jun
28

Walmart’s Andy Dunn Believes E-Commerce Isn’t Enough

The founder of Bonobos and current Walmart SVP made some provocative statements when he kicked off RetailX this week. Following his keynote presentation he sat down with RIS for an exclusive interview and expanded on his unique take on the state of e-commerce.

Jun
12

Top 10 Retailers With the Best Customer Experience 2019

A memorable and differentiated shopping experience is vital in today’s ultra-competitive market and can set a retailer apart from the crowd. See who joined Neiman Marcus, Trader Joe’s and QVC on this ranking of the best retail experience according to 100,000 consumers.

Jan
30

Powering the Next-Generation Store: Is Your Network Ready?

Hughes helps retail stores transform the customer experience – and thrive as a result.

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