Lisa Johnston

Editor-in-Chief, CGT
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Lisa Johnston is the Editor-in-Chief of CGT, an RIS News sister publication. She joined the brand in 2020. Her journalism background includes writing for both business and consumer audiences, specializing in technology, retail, and consumer goods. In addition to moderating panels at a number of industry events and sharing editorial expertise as a media panelist, she's served as a judge for such programs as the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame and the Jesse H. Neal Awards. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter at @thatljohnston



Amazon Value Chain: How its Reimagining Its Fulfillment Network

Amazon shed more light on how the company is reconfiguring its fulfillment network to significantly shrink delivery windows via regionalization.  

Talent Wars Fuel Increase In Worldwide IT Spend: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is projected to grow 4.3% year over year in 2023, according to Gartner’s latest forecast, as CIOs shift spending to automation in part due to challenges with recruiting and retaining tech talent. 

CIOs Still Want Bigger IT Teams Even As AI Marches On: Gartner

Most CIOs at large companies are growing their IT teams, according to Gartner, and are relaxing some requirements in order to fill their ranks. 

General Mills Piloting Dynamic Packaging

General Mills is investing in dynamic packaging labels to increase consumer education around recycling and further collaboration across the retail value chain. 

Nike Using Consumer Polling In Product Development For ‘Full-Circle’ Experiences

Nike is using consumer insights drawn from loyalty member polling within its product development for the first time. 

Levi’s Readies For DTC-Optimized On-Cloud ERP and Raises Bot Bar

Learn how the new system is expected to fuel the company's growing direct-to-consumer business.

Levi’s Hires Analytics-Focused Chief Digital Officer As Next Step in Transformation

Jason Gowans has joined Levi Strauss & Co. as the company’s first chief digital officer, marking the next move in the company’s bid to elevate its digital commerce strategy.  

NRF 2023: Walmart’s Future of Drones Will Be Green and Off the Grid

Expect drones to play a more prominent role in the last mile, including through goods retrieval, as retailers like Walmart pursue faster and more sustainable fulfillment alternatives.

Technical Debt Skeletons: How Retail and CPG CIOs Can Prevent Their Own Southwest Meltdown

What can we learn from the Southwest debacle? A lot. Learn how to identify, manage, and resolve your own technical debt.

CES 2023: How 5G Will Bring the Metaverse and Future Commerce Into Focus

Expect humans to become the “nice to have” component of the work equation as the next wave of technological change — the one that will remedy inflation and restore global GDP growth — is delivered from the enterprise side of business.