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Walmart+ to Launch in July, Report Says

Walmart’s membership program competitive to Amazon Prime, dubbed Walmart+, will launch later this month, according to a report. Hear what retail experts have to say about the launch.

3 Ways Retailers Can Seize Today’s E-Commerce Growth Opportunities

It’s up to retailers to go on the offensive in order to make the most of these bumps in performance.

In the midst of rapidly evolving market forces, retailers are adjusting to the "new" new normal, embracing change to survive, and sometimes thrive, in this post-COVID-19 market. 

RIS examines the technologies and strategies needed to take your pricing capabilities to the next level as retail powers full steam into pandemic recovery.

Walmart has joined forces with Shopify to open its third-party Walmart Marketplace site up to new small and medium businesses. In addition it's testing a self-checkout only store, amid shopper desire for contactless experiences. Get the details.

Carrefour and Google have launched a new voice-based grocery shopping experience, via Google Assistant. Uncover how the service works and aims to simplify and personalize the grocery shopping experience in France.

Hobbycraft leveraged AI to employ specific personalization strategies that allowed them to meet their goals and exceed expectations.

Grocers have found innovative ways to continue to serve customers while complying with federal and state safety mandates, but on-the-fly efforts can only get grocers so far. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the critical technology grocers should invest in to thrive in this challenging and evolving environment.

Signet Jewelers will permanently close up to 400 stores by the end of this year while it grows its digital experience services for the remaining fleet.

Walmart provided more details on its new Express two-hour delivery service, piloted last month and on its way to nearly 2,000 stores.

RIS’ fourth annual look at the top women in retail tech salutes the female technologists blazing new trails and redefining what industry heroes look like.

Walmart aced the omnichannel test during its first quarter, leveraging its store fleet to reach consumers in its stores and online.

A look at the questions that may help companies recover faster from the COVID-19-fueled consumer-pantry-loading-on-steroids event.

Bed Bath & Beyond is quickly pivoting to face changing shopping habits and store closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, prioritizing around $250 million to support omnichannel operations in 2020 and beyond. Find out how it’s converting 25% of stores to fulfillment centers, rolling out curbside pickup and more in the face of change.

Like Walmart, Target’s omnichannel capabilities were put to the test during Q1, and it passed with flying colors thanks to an ability to leverage its store fleet.

While the future’s predictability is at an all-time low right now, there are some early indications that consumers will not immediately revert to old shopping habits anytime soon.

Target is planning an acquisition to boost its same-day delivery tech to explore new ways to quickly deliver packages while lowering shipping costs. The retailer, which has remained open during the coronavirus pandemic, has also created a package for retailers to use when reopening stores. Learn more and get the toolkit.

After decades of operating solely via direct mail, the company has spent the last five years shifting efforts toward e-commerce. In February it became one of the first to test a new personalization platform to increase its subscriber base.

It’s a great time to think about starting a company — that’s not something you expect to hear right now.

30th Annual Retail Technology Study

For 30 years RIS has been benchmarking retail’s tech maturity with its annual Retail Technology Study. For the 30th anniversary we carry on the tradition and dive deep into the modern retail tech stack, exploring more than 80 different technologies.

While the numbers weren’t unanticipated, they still served as a stark confirmation of the disruption wrought by the spread of COVID-19.

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.

The food and beverage company launched two new direct-to-consumer websites in response to increasing demand from the COVID-19 health crisis.

As temporary store closures shook up physical retail, “millions” of new customers shopped at Wayfair as shelter-in-place mandates brought a spike in online shopping to improve home life. Additionally, Wayfair finally has a permanent chief technology officer. Find out more.

As competition heats up along with online shopping, Google announced it will make it free for retailers to sell on Google staring next week. And the free listings won’t just be lost in the crowd...

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