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Walmart’s Outlook on Current and Post-Pandemic Retail

Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s chief customer officer, met with Deloitte’s chief global economist Ira Kalish to discuss meeting today’s shopper where they’re at and how the future is likely to unfold at retail stores. Hear what insights she shared on the outlook of retail shopping.

7 Retail Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

For those that survive and thrive post 2020, technology will be at the heart of all parts of the business. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends for 2021. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s 8th annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

On the heels of lululemon layering on additional digital investments, e-commerce contributed 43% of total revenue in its third quarter of 2020. Uncover how its digital momentum is capturing shifting customer behavior and improving the experience, as well as an update on its MIRROR acquisition.

Retail innovation is blazing, even in the midst of the craziest holiday season ever. Nike and Ugg both launched new store concepts this November, while 7‑Eleven and Foot Locker expanded concepts. RIS takes a look at each and gives you the lowdown on the innovation inside.

Retailers must reimagine the in-store consumer experience to meet both consumers’ and brands’ needs while simultaneously protecting consumer privacy.

Yesway has raised an additional $235 million of equity capital, earmarking $135 million of it for real estate capital projects, and the new Allsup’s Market store marks the launch of this campaign.

To stand out in a vast sea of options, retailers are using clienteling technology to connect with consumers and deliver the personalized assistance that converts shoppers into repeat buyers — even if that encounter is now conducted at a distance.

Despite the pandemic’s persistence, customers just kept buying. A dangerous combination was created: lower supply, higher demand. Now retailers find themselves racing to catch up.

As we look forward to the next few years, what will the supply chain look like? And how can retailers prepare for any future crisis that will shake the industry? Here are a few bets.

Tractor Supply Company is implementing a store and channel clustering initiative that will help it optimize inventory at the store, category and SKU level across is 1,900-plus fleet. 

RIS talked with industry leaders to put deeper context around its recent supply chain benchmark study, including how the tech investments that rose to the top found their way there.  

The 5th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study explores the changing market and benchmarks 68 individual technologies for industry maturity and investment plans.

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