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2020 Store Experience Study

2020 Store Experience Study: Convergence of Store and Digital Technology Redefines Retail

The 17th Annual Store Experience Study examines a transitional moment when the beauty and strength of stores combines with the efficiency and intelligence of digital technologies to create a convergence that redefines retail.

Macy’s is closing a chunk of its stores in “lower-tier” malls, slashing around 2,000 corporate jobs, and consolidating its offices to NYC and Atlanta, GA, which will serve as its primary tech hub. RIS talks to experts and connects Macy’s latest updates to retail’s larger trends.

The mega pharmacy chain is doubling down on IT innovation to accelerate digitization, drive efficiencies, and lower operating costs. See who Walgreens has partnered with to make its strategic vision a reality.

Retailers fighting to stay relevant and competitive are reshaping their businesses with innovative technology and strategically focused experiences. Retail-as-a-Service (RaaS) is the lifeline they need to transform with agility, innovation, and speed-to-market to save them from obsolescence.

Progressive delivery is the process of releasing updates to a product gradually. You start by releasing the changes to a small audience and then gradually to larger audiences. Learn why progressive delivery is so powerful and how it allows retailers to avoid downtime, limit blast radius, and learn during the process. 

While exhausted retailers might want the 2020 holiday shopping season to be the last thing on their minds right now, there is actually no better time than the present to consider how technologies will impact your in-store experience in the year ahead. Here are four things retailers should keep in mind while building their retail strategy for 2020 and beyond.

These female technology leaders are role models for success, helping carve a path to the top for the next generation of industry innovators. Discover who made RIS’ annual look at the most important women in retail tech.

The athletic apparel manufacturer and retailer is cutting ties with Hurley. See who scooped up the surf-inspired apparel brand and their go-forward plan for international expansion.

As innovative technologies flood into the store to re-engage shoppers, the POS system plays a critical role.

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