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NRF 2019: Dawn of Experiential Shopping

​​​​​​​Exuberance and a superabundance of innovative technologies were defining characteristics of the just completed 2019 NRF Big Show. Here is my take on all the hottest trends, technologies and breaking news that came out of the amazing NRF Big Show!

Best of NRF 2019: Top 10 Takeaways

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is enormous. It is impossible to see it all in three short days. Check out RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show and catch up on what you might have missed.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside grocery store associates. Find out more about the nearly 500 robots coming to Stop & Shop and Giant/Martin’s stores.

Bed Bath & Beyond will turn 40 stores into working labs in support of its next generation store initiatives. Uncover what the 18 up-and-running test stores look like and how they will help define the home goods retailer’s store of the future.

Growth and optimism characterize a dynamic era when retailers are busily engaged in bold transformation. Download the report now.

As Chico’s FAS focuses on its omnichannel strategy, the apparel retailer looks to "rebalance the mix between its physical store presence with its digital network" and has commenced a comprehensive review of its operations. Find out what the future of Chico's looks like.

"By more fully understanding our customers’ interests and buying history, we can suggest new projects in-store and deliver more personalized offers to drive engagement across channels," said Steve Miller, SVP marketing & eCommerce at Joann.

The dynamic partnership includes a plan for the drugstore retailer to pilot store-in-store “digital health corners," connect stores and health information systems to people through their digital devices, and much more.

As part of its omnichannel transformation, L.K.Bennett realized the need to seamlessly blend its in-store and digital channels to offer shoppers a unified experience. Learn how the retailer is making this happen.

How well retailers can integrate weather data into their supply chains to get the right goods into consumers' hands at the right location is increasingly important. Learn how leading retailers are using all the assets at their disposal by using weather data to optimize their sales.

Lolli and Pops, a specialty retailer offering an assortment of confections was looking for a system that would help it automate labor-intensive processes. Uncover what solution was a must for its omnichannel programs.

Jennifer Fleiss co-founded Rent the Runway and Jetblack and recently landed on RIS' "Top Women in Retail Tech" list for 2019. In this exclusive Q&A we take a deeper dive into Fleiss' remarkable experience in inventing new ways for consumers to shop.

Laura Ashley has been able to redesign and internationalize its website so that each territory can customize its online storefront to create seamless, integrated customer experiences. Find out how.

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo says the drugstore retailer and Aetna are "one company" and its transformation work is already underway. Find out what this means for its new services and concept stores opening.

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