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February 2018

Feb
23

Finish Line Deploys Merchandise Planning Solution to Modernize Omnichannel Merchandising

With this successful roll-out, Finish Line established one version of the truth across its organization and created a starting point for assortment plans by location.
Feb
23

CEO of Gap Brand Exits

 A search is underway for a new president of Gap brand. Learn the details.
Feb
21

J. Crew Brings On Starbucks Exec to Lead Customer Experience

Struggling clothing retailer J. Crew has hired a top Starbuck's executive to turn the tide on its customer experience. Learn more about the hire and how his background may change J. Crew.
Feb
21

EnsembleIQ Names New Chief Executive

RIS News’ parent company EnsembleIQ has named industry veteran David Shanker as its new chief executive officer. Learn what the exciting appointment means for the surging business intelligence resource.
Feb
16

Sears Saw Worst Holiday Sales Decline Yet

Domestic Sears stores saw historic drop in same-store sales in its crucial holiday quarter, yet the retail will still turn a profit. Learn the details.
Feb
16

RIS News Announces Competition for Analytics Startups

The winner of the Genesis Awards, a competition to recognize and support analytic technology start-ups, receives global editorial promotion and a live presentation opportunity at the April executive summit. Learn the details and how to enter.
Feb
08

Electronic Payments Certifies Epson TM-m30 POS Receipt Printer

Learn how the bundled solution delivers a reliable POS solution for retail and foodservice environments.
Feb
07

Office Depot Turns to a New Future

Office Depot has set out to modernize its legacy systems in the cloud and accelerate its omnichannel business. Learn how the office products retailer is meeting the demands of today’s digital economy.
Feb
06

CEO Shakeups Across the Retail Industry

lululemon begins the search for a new CEO, Hudson’s Bay is bringing on a CVS executive as its CEO, and Staples is appointing a Coca-Cola executive to the same position. Learn the details behind the big CEO shakeup across top retailers in the industry.
Feb
05

Kroger to Sell Convenience Stores in $2.2B Deal

The Kroger Co. will sell its convenience stores to British gas station and convenience store retailer EG Group for $2.15 billion. Find out what will happen to the stores that operate in 18 states.
Feb
05

SAS Unveils New IoT Analytics Division

The new division will develop new partnerships and expand existing ones to bring together best-in-class technology and expertise.

January 2018

Jan
31

Columbia Sportswear Personalizes Engagement at Every Touchpoint

The retailer’s latest tech advancement provides a single, holistic view of the customer and improved omnichannel capabilities with enhanced digital tools and information across its CRM. Learn how the new tech will help Columbia personalize the customer experience.
Jan
26

Lamps Plus Employs AI to Power Automated Customer Care

Uncover how lighting retailer Lamps Plus is offering automated solutions for real-time order tracking questions via conversational commerce channels.
Jan
25

Ralph Lauren Appoints Burberry Exec to New Chief Digital Officer Role

Ralph Lauren makes several senior talent appointments in an effort to drive expansion of the retailer's digital presence globally, including adding the new position of chief digital officer. Find out which former Burberry retail executive snagged the role.
Jan
25

Hannaford Supermarkets New Loyalty Program Has a Spin

Hannaford Supermarkets' new loyalty program offers shoppers rewards, rather than different prices for its members. Learn the details.
Jan
22

YETI Coolers Launches New Digital Shopping Experience

The fast-growing outdoor retailer has unified commerce with sales, service and marketing with its latest tech deployment. Learn the details and what it means for the brand’s unique customer experience.
Jan
19

Rent the Runway Redefines the In-Store Digital Experience

This may be the easiest way to manage returns yet. Learn what Rent the Runway is doing in their physical locations to ease shoppers' experiences.
Jan
18

Instacart Ups Its Digital Firepower with Unata Acquisition

The acquisition of Unata gives Instacart a value-add for brick-and-mortar retailers and enables continued innovation in the digital grocery space. Learn the details and what it means for the two companies.
Jan
09

Athletic Retailer Nears Finish Line on Assortment Strategy Upgrade

The athletic shoe and apparel retailer Finish Line is testing business processes for its new merchandise financial planning and assortment strategy solutions. Learn the details and when Finish Line will finish the project.
Jan
09

Actionable Insights Help BJ’s Wholesale Club Plan and Execute Targeted Promotions

The retailer is deploying a next-gen planning and execution solution to better understand customer and basket information and distribute personalized promotions.
Jan
05

Quiksilver Parent Buying Rival Billabong

Retail rivals Quiksilver and Billabong will hit the surf together in a deal that merges the two top action sportswear brands. Find out what this means for shoppers and for top executives at the companies.
Jan
04

QVC Parent Completes $2.1B Acquisition of HSN

The done deal creates an e-commerce rival to Amazon and Walmart. Learn what this means for shoppers and retailers.
Jan
02

Office Depot Takes Its Supply Chain to the Cloud

Utilizing a cloud-based solution, Office Depot will take advantage of supply chain visibility and hopes to improve service levels. Learn the details.
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