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Jamie Grill-Goodman

Senior Editor

Jamie Grill-Goodman is the senior editor of RIS News. Jamie has worked for both consumer and B2B publications during her media career, covering retail, consumer goods, private label, real estate, and more. Her multichannel content creation skills weave a keen observation of retail trends into a smooth communication of complex information to a general audience. 

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June 2020

Nike is shifting its operating model to fuel an acceleration in its consumer direct strategy, but that doesn’t mean it’s pulling back from physical stores. Find out why and what tech Nike is investing in to support digital growth.

GNC has filed for bankruptcy and expects to accelerate the closure of at least 800 to 1,200 stores. Find out what new tech it's rolling out in the process and what this means for its mall locations.

Kroger began investing in digital several years ago to build an ecosystem that would deliver anything, anytime, anywhere. Those investments, along with new steps the grocer took during the coronavirus pandemic, led to 92% sales growth in digital channels in its Q1. Find out how if the grocer thinks the trend will keep going.

RIS sister publication Progressive Grocer’s “2020 Top Women in Grocery” once again rounds up a community of extraordinary women. While all of these women make the grocery industry what it is, RIS breaks out 10 Top Women in Grocery Technology from the list.

Accessories retailer Claire's Stores suffered a data breach on its e-commerce website, in which payment skimmers were injected and used to steal customer data. Get the details and learn why the retailer may have been targeted because of temporarily closed stores.

Amazon’s latest tech innovation provides real-time social distancing feedback, and it plans to open source the technology. Learn more.

Sales at U.S. retailers in May were the highest monthly jump on record, as the economy stated to reopen after shutting doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic and business adapted to new regulations. Learn what the numbers mean and where dollars are being spent.

Walmart has joined forces with Shopify to open its third-party Walmart Marketplace site up to new small and medium businesses. In addition it's testing a self-checkout only store, amid shopper desire for contactless experiences. Get the details.

With safety measures in place at its DCs, The Children’s Place’s store network is helping to fulfill orders. Learn more and hear the retailer’s plans to shutter 300 stores, as it shifts focus to digital sales.

Lululemon Athletica posted solid digital sales, but the boost in online activity wasn’t enough to save it from a 17% sales dip, as temporary store closures due to the COVID-10 pandemic took place. Learn how intelligent sourcing capabilities and virtual engagement is helping the retailer to capture online sales, a trend it hopes will continue post-pandemic.

Zara-owner Inditex is closing up to 1,200 smaller-sized stores, as the fashion giant unveils a proprietary digital platform and pivots to speed up its digital transformation. Learn how it expects RFID and proprietary IT architecture will help it meet soaring online demand.

Starbucks announced it will close up to 400 traditional cafes and open new stores with innovative formats. Learn how Starbucks will accelerate the transformation of its U.S. stores to meet evolving customer needs.

Both Big Lots and C&S Wholesale Grocers have partnered with Instacart. Get the details and learn how Instacart is supporting the safety of its shopper community.

Gap Inc. will slash its capital spend by half, focusing spend on technology and supply chain investments to support changing customer shopping habits. Get the details and learn how it hopes to o operate a “smaller, healthier Gap.”

The phenomenal spike in e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic brought on unplanned peaks and a rush to automation. Learn how to peak-proof the supply chain and be ready for anything.

After the unprecedented shuttering of most physical store locations across the U.S., many retailers are now preparing for the “grand re-opening of retail.” Here are four areas to thoughtfully analyze as your business plans to open up.

Although the business environment of 2020 remains uncertain, Dick's said it will continue to invest in technology. Uncover the retail tech areas the retailer will look to innovate in.

Beauty retailers Sephora and Ulta have made a living through services and letting consumers’ try-before-they-buy. As they reopen amid COVID-19, RIS looks at two tech areas they are using to respond to altered shopping behaviors.

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