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Dec
18

Are Retailers missing an opportunity to turn data into dollars?

A client told me this just the other day, and it struck a chord; not because it is a pithy play on words, but because it is so very consistent with many of my recent client discussions. “There is data in that system, but we haven’t applied the resources to harvest it and do anything with it.”

Dec
21

Invest in Innovative Technologies for Even Greater Disruption in the Store

With a mountain of challenges comes a single simple question: How to get consumers into the store and keep them coming back? Here are some innovative technologies that show promise for even greater disruption in the store.

Sep
01

Rethinking Retail: Reinvention Required, Even Without Silver Bullets or Magic Wands

Despite their best efforts, most retailers have failed to fully capitalize on all that innovation has to offer.

June
15

Can Earthworms Teach Us How to Differentiate from Amazon?

Dozens of people flock to this store. Every. Single. Sunday.

Oct
10

A Farewell from the Editor

It's been a wonderful 24 years with Apparel.

Aug
21

You Are What You Optimize For

We need to make sure we are measuring what matters to human lives.

Sep
25

How to Measure and Improve ROI on Shelf-Related Costs

CPG companies pay retailers substantial fees to be in store, improve placement and run promotions. These slotting, display and pay-to-stay fees can quickly add up, impacting your bottom line. Make sure you are getting what you paid for.

July
31

Why On-Shelf Availability Is Still An Issue (And How to Address It)

Consumers still prefer to shop in-store, but low on-shelf availability (OSA) and high number of out-of-stock (OOS) events can impact their retail experience.

Oct
18

The Impact of Poor Forecasting Techniques on the Retail Supply Chain

Supply chain professionals navigate many hurdles and hazards, including demand forecasting-related challenges such as real-time inventory visibility, unforeseen market risks, and a lack of accuracy.

Aug
22

SAP Edges Towards An Intelligent Enterprise

Innovation must receive immediate and due attention within consumer industries for achieving growth.

Jan
30

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

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

July
27

How Kroger Solved the ROI of Home Delivery

Some of retail’s smartest brains believe profitable home delivery, especially in grocery, can’t be done. Kroger proves them wrong.

July
13

Why “Essential” Is the Gangster Move in Retail

The pandemic has had a profound impact on shopper behavior and retail success, but will it last? One thing will. “Essential” retailing. Find out why.

May
11

Retail Tech’s Top Women Discuss COVID-19 Impact

RIS asked its annual list of top women in retail tech which technology is having the greatest impact now, and where retailers should invest their IT dollars once a level of normalcy returns. Find out what they had to say.

Dec
02

Black Friday Sets Online Sales Record

While store traffic declined, this year’s rendition of the official kick off to the holiday shopping season raked in a record $7.4 billion in online sales. Check out the early results.

Sep
01

Rethinking Retail: Reinvention Required, Even Without Silver Bullets or Magic Wands

For several years, “innovation” has been one of the hottest topics in retail. With so much change and disruption taking place all around, it’s easy to see why retailers have been so eager to find silver bullet solutions to their in-store traffic and market share woes.