July 2019

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July 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

Art Retailing Science

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.

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.

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

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.