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Here our retail magazine provides the latest Digital Commerce news, including omnichannel, e-commerce, unified commerce, chatbots and artificial intelligence, and more.

Hari Govind Named SVP of Tech Infrastructure and Operations

The former Facebook executive is headed to a massive retailer to oversee its tech team operations. See where the industry vet is headed and the role he will fill at his new company.

Peek Inside: Starbucks’ New Express Store Format

Starbucks has been working to fine tune the booming success of its Mobile Order & Pay since it rolled out. Now the retailer has a new store format that integrates mobile pickup and delivery tech into its store environment. Take a look.

The former VP of technology at Nike has landed a c-suite position at a leading personal care retailer. See where the industry vet is headed and the role he will fill at his new company.

Despite massive online sales growth, Walmart’s e-commerce division is projected to lose around $1 billion this year. How is that possible?

The children’s apparel retailer has found a way to speed up its website, improving e-commerce operations. Learn how.

The retailer’s 15 million loyalty members can now take beauty into their own hands with new tools that make it easy to achieve professional quality care at home. Find out more about the newly launched app and how it advances the Sally Beauty’s ongoing digital transformation.

As the competition for tech-savvy employees continues to heat up across the industry Amazon is taking a novel approach to winning in a tight labor market.

The jewelry and accessories retailer has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years and has announced plans to close all of its nearly 300 stores. Learn the details on the latest victim of retail’s evolve or die age.

For brick and mortar to thrive, stores need to offer a personalized customer experience that fosters loyalty between the shopper and the retailer. But how do you solve this seemingly simple, but extremely complex challenge.

The pure-play’s mobile-first approach and dedication to cutting-edge technological innovation has led to a host of awards this year including being named best retail app. Find out what sets its mobile app apart.

The “2019 Top Women in Grocery” list once again rounds up a community of extraordinary women, this year 393 to be exact.

The grocer is offering a host of discounts and special promotions building up to the annual event. See how Whole Foods is working hand-in-hand with Amazon to ensure Prime Day once again beats all-time sales records.

Rite Aid’s digital business spiked 115% amid sluggish sales.

The retailer is providing marketplace sellers with the tools and support to provide free shipping. In addition, the retailer’s internal product search will prioritize items that offer free shipping.

The founder of Bonobos and current Walmart SVP made some provocative statements when he kicked off RetailX this week. Following his keynote presentation he sat down with RIS for an exclusive interview and expanded on his unique take on the state of e-commerce.

Gump's San Francisco is once again a family-owned business. The 158-year-old luxury retailer has been acquired by the Chachas family and will be relaunching this fall.

With the back-to-school season set to kick off retailers can expect a modest gain in sales compared to last year. However they can see a big boost in revenue by catering to last minute shoppers who typically spend twice as much as early season purchasers.

Lululemon hits its stride as digital sales spike 35% and it doubles its e-commerce business over the last two years. To keep its momentum going strong it’s gearing up to expand its new loyalty program and BOPIS capabilities, launch a new retail experience, and more. Get the details.

Leading grocers step on the gas to deploy technologies that competitors will find hard to match if they fall behind. Findings in the 4th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study uncover tectonic shifts in digital strategy and analyze 66 individual technologies that grocers can benchmark against.

Amazon has revealed its Amazon Prime Day dates and Target and eBay have already announced competing promotions. Learn what the retailers are planning and how you can prepare your e-commerce operations now to benefit from the approaching spike in online traffic.

How are e-commerce websites using "dark pattern" techniques to influence people into making more purchases or disclosing more information than they would otherwise? A new study from researchers at Princeton University reveals the prevalence of the practice and defines 15 types of dark patterns.

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