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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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March 2020

Lululemon is re-focusing on its digital efforts as its stores in North America and Europe remain closed due to the coronavirus since mid-march. Find out how the retailer is turning to its RFID tech and a ship-from-store model for fulfillment, while using online classes to engage customers.

The supply chain is still dramatically changing and tight labor markets and increasing fulfillment speed requirements are pushing warehouse operators to explore new automation technologies. However, retailers can’t just handpick automation solutions and drop them into the distribution center. Learn how to implement automation technologies that are redefining the warehouse and helping retailers overcome labor challenges.

While RIS’ exclusive poll found retail executives are being tasked with learning how to navigate curb-side pickup, surging online orders, and stock outs, it also reveals for 42% of respondents, sales are seeing a boon from this historic event. Find out exactly what our readers are saying.

There is no playbook for this. Food retailers are having to think fast to come up with protective measures for both their staff and their customers facing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). From the crafty to the technical, RIS is seeing grocers rise to the challenge.

For grocers, the problem of operational shrink is cutting into profits and contributing to food waste, while consumers are growing concerned about sustainability. To get to the bottom of this complex issue, RIS interviewed Heidi Dethloff to discuss how fresh foods impact grocery shrink and what grocers can do.

An uptick in online food shopping due to the coronavirus is just one of the findings from a grocery shopper survey conducted this week by Path to Purchase Institute. Another might surprise you: The most trusted retailer during this time.

As many retailers close stores due to concerns over the coronavirus, some are hiring associates by the thousands, and speeding up the hiring process dramatically.

Target is moving to close all stores by 9 p.m. daily and offer shopping hours for elderly consumers and those with underlying health concerns. Find out more.

As delivery demand surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports of Amazon’s struggles to keep consumers’ orders coming are beginning to surface. Find out how the e-commerce giant is stepping up to meet the challenge.

Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS are partnering with each other and with the government to assist with adding drive-through COVID-19 testing sites on their store properties. Get the details.

Gap Inc. said it is considering exiting or subleasing some of its flagships, including the Gap and Old Navy flagships in Manhattan’s Times Square. Find out why.

Dick’s plans an “elevated level of investment” in its stores this year, as BOPIS contributed to e-commerce growth. From optimizing inventory and floor space to driving athlete engagement, find out what the sporting goods retailer has in store.

RIS needs your nominations for Influentials 2020: Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail! Find out who is eligible and honor a deserving executive today!

Walmart will pay its employees to stay home if they are under quarantine or fall ill. Get the details.

A look at how the retail industry is coping with COVID-19, from the macro to the micro level. Find out what Costco, Instacart, Trader Joe’s and more are doing to meet the rapidly-evolving situation.

Nordstrom says it will close all six Trunk Club stores, is retiring its co-presidency, and revealed several plans for 2020 including a new dedicated e-commerce site. Get the details.

Target’s same-day pickup services soared by more than 90% in 2019. Now it’s zeroing in on adding fresh groceries and alcohol to the mix and going bigger with smaller stores. Find out how the retailer will stay on target in 2020.

On the heels of Walmart and Target’s curbside expansion, JCPenney is trying the same move to appeal to modern shoppers. Find out where the service will be available.

Lowe’s website is still “under construction,” CEO Marvin Ellison said, but the home improvement retailer expects to gain a sales boost this year as the e-commerce work is completed, and will also roll out its new POS system to improve the customer and associate experience. Get the details.

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