January 2020

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January 2020

Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is mammoth. Three short days is never enough to see everything--but never fear. RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

Amazon Vs. Walmart: The War Rages On

Amazon and Walmart are still battling it out for retail dominance with breakneck innovations and technology investments. Last time we reported on how these two giants stack up, readers voted on who was winning in five key areas. Get the results and updates on where they are today in these critical growth areas.

2020 Store Experience Study

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.

There are few better metrics of success than being admired by your peers. Check out this ranking of the 10 retailers that thousands of executives, directors and analysts admire the most.

Retail has been rapidly evolving and 2020 will be no different. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends before they emerge. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

Buy-online-pickup-in-store, better known as BOPIS, isn’t just a trend — it’s becoming a staple of modern retail. RIS takes a look at how far the retail industry has come with this tech and examines where top retailers are with their BOPIS plans in 2020.