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Kroger Opens Digital Innovation Lab

Kroger and Northern Kentucky University have unveiled the Kroger Technology & Digital Innovation, at which NKU students will gain hands-on learning experience alongside associates from Kroger’s Research & Development group and 84.51⁰.

The 10 Most Admired Retailers for 2020

There are few better metrics of success than being admired by your peers. Check out this ranking of the 10 retailers that thousands of executives, directors and analysts admire the most.

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.

CVS plans to complete around 600 HealthHUBs this year, 1500 by the end of 2021. Hear from CVS CEO Larry Merlo on the rapid rollout and how CVS is extending the intersection between data analytics and technology it has created to health outcomes.

Retail has been rapidly evolving and 2020 will be no different. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends before they emerge. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

Brick and mortar must stop wasting physical location data. For too long, physical retailers have relied on outdated tactics to attract shoppers. The real and continued threat of online shopping means that physical players must unlock all data points.

E-commerce accounts for only 11.2% of total U.S. retail sales still, a reminder that traditional retail stores still hold leverage. Here two technology trends retailers should use to optimize their shoppers’ in-store experiences and convert browsers into buyers.

We all know that the retail sector has been heavily investing in e-commerce approaches, but how "big" has been the usage of data? Let's analyze this matter in detail.

Things Remembered is empowering its teams with the most advanced workforce management technologies to help it attract and retain the most engaged workforce possible throughout the year.

Wayfair is using Google Cloud as the foundation for its new hybrid cloud strategy. Find out how the tech is helping it make real-time decisions as the business grows, increase employee productivity, and ensure a smooth customer experience.

What defines customer experience today and how will it evolve through the year 2030? A comprehensive global research study reveals four new retail rules to abide by in the coming decade: where we are today, where retail will be by 2030, and the technology in play for each.

The regional grocers can now tap into shopper data and behavior, using sophisticated machine learning algorithms to serve relevant product content to customers throughout the shopping journey.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has launched a new brand campaign, along with a revamped mobile app and updated POS systems and integration of AI technology in some cities. Get the details.

The beauty retailer has promoted Prama Bhatt to chief digital officer, among a wider leadership reorganization, as it continues to work on its “reinvent digital imperative.” Find out how Ulta is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and mobility to succeed in 2020.

RIS' annual curated look at the critical events and sessions from retail's biggest event of the year. Check out this must-read resource before you hit the show floor.

Our readers have been highly interested in store closings this year, indicating upheaval in the retail landscape has been on many minds. Readers also clamored to find out about new stores and technology from retailers that are proven influencers.

Nike revenue surged 10% in its latest quarter, fueled by an increasingly more direct connection to consumers, CFO Andy Campion says. Learn how Nike’s customer-centric retail model and technology investments are helping it race into 2020.

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   For those with FOMO (fear of missing out) from the NRF Big Show the perfect solution is the annual RIS “What You Missed at NRF” webinar, where we focus on the hottest trends appearing at the 2020 Big Show.

As the year comes to an end, RIS takes a look back at the top-read research and reports of 2019 that can still provide you with important insights today to shape your path in 2020.

The key to building on subscription and rental models is by delivering additional value to members that will inspire them to join a program. Find out how.

CVS plans more store closings and has gained supporting metrics to its “rapid rollout” of 1,500 HealthHubs concept stores. Uncover the drugstore chain’s latest retail footprint plans and updates to its digital transformation.

Creating a culture around the customer and their needs has become a roadmap to success for retail stores in an age where online shopping provides shoppers an easier alternative to trekking outside. To update and inspire you, RIS takes a vivid look at the most fascinating customer-centric stores of 2019 and the next-gen tech they spotlight. If you want to remain relevant in 2020, don’t miss this.

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