July 2019

  • 2019 Shopper MegaTrends: Hot or Not

    Emotional connections are the secret to success for retailers who have strategically built deep relationships with their customers. Find out which retailers, strategies and technologies are the keys to making emotional connections.
  • 2019 Shopper Megatrends Study

    RIS surveyed 3,000 consumers to discover the behaviors and preferences that build emotional connections and how retailers can fine tune strategies to meet ever-changing needs.
  • The Art & Science of Experiential Retailing

    Retail success in the modern era requires a deep connection between the shopper and the retailer — a connection that is built and maintained thanks to memorable experiences. This special report explores the retailers that are leading in experiential retailing and gives practical tips on how to best blend old-school retailing techniques with new-school data based approaches.
  • Making the “Net” Work for the Store of the Future

    Data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and voice commerce are shaping the store of the future. Yet these next-gen retail experiences aren’t possible without a powerful network keeping you connected to the cloud.
  • Pacesetters 2019: Fast Rising Retail Executives

    RIS’ annual look at fastest-rising retail executives features game-changing power players from across retail verticals. Every member of the list has one thing in common ― they are boldly breaking the mold on what retail can be and setting the pace for success in the face rapidly evolving technology.
  • Case Study: How Northgate Market Is Future-Proofing Grocery

    As consumers alter how they shop for groceries, many grocers are working to bring their digital offerings up-to-speed. Family-owned grocery chain Northgate Market knows first-hand how to meet these challenges head-on and future-proof operations.
  • GNC to Close up to 900 Stores, Cutting Mall Shops by Half

    As part of the retailer’s “store optimization” GNC will close up to 900 stores as a result of “current mall traffic trends.” Learn what this means for the wellness retailer.
  • Store Closings: Retail Closures Could Reach 12,000 by Year’s End

    Announced store closures have already exceeded the total for 2018 and already in July there have been announcements from Fred’s, Charming Charlie, and Dressbarn and more. Review the latest in retail store closings for 2019.
  • Walmart Will Reportedly Lose $1 Billion on E-Commerce This Year

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