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A collection of our latest news articles covering everything from customer experience and retail technology trends to best practices and digital transformation. 

Search Magic: How Gary’s Wine Ranks As a Top 3 Wine Advertiser Almost Every Month

While Gary’s Wine & Marketplace got its start as a small wine shop in New Jersey, its digital capabilities tell a different story.

Pandemic E-Commerce Strategies Must Be More than Website Updates

Those that started the process years ago have an advantage, but there are large numbers of companies that are playing catch-up and within a short period of time will close the gap. The goal for small businesses is to continue the process of making the online purchase experience a good one.

Walgreens has relaunched its customer loyalty program as part of its mass personalization efforts and rolled out 30 minute pickup. Get the details.

Consumers around the world intend to spend more on groceries and household goods in the coming weeks, according to a tracker from Deloitte, with both bargain hunting and stockpiling behavior holding steady during the pandemic.

To help keep online gift orders “spoiler free,” Amazon is offering options for customers to keep gifts a surprise, as well as track and receive Amazon orders. Uncover Amazon's newest delivery locations and Alexa changes.

Sally Beauty has launched buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) capabilities nationwide as part of its ongoing digital transformation. In addition, the retailer has made several leadership changes, including appointing a new CIO. Get the latest.

Will the Black Friday to Christmas Eve stretch be boom or bust? Retailers are certainly tasked with a complicated consumer mindset this year, but preparedness and last minute agility will likely be a winning combo. As the industry enters the throes of the holiday season, RIS reviews the latest expert forecasts and findings.

Stories about store closures and bankruptcies mask the fact that retail is an active investment hot spot where cash flows, IPOs flourish, and opportunities boom. Here’s the rundown.

To guarantee shoppers can continue shop sales successfully during a period of heightened online traffic, retailers must rely on robust strategies at the back end. So what are some last-minute strategies for retail IT teams to handle the shopping surge that will begin this Black Friday season?

Consumer shopping trends are pressing convenience stores to pivot, but many operators have experienced roadblocks in adding modern services. Uncover how tech solutions can provide the flexibility needed to overcome legacy store IT infrastructure without ripping out current systems.

Retailers know that many shoppers have learned and adopted new habits over the past several months, having shopped from the comfort of their home for much of 2020. But what does this new retail world really look like right now? And how does it compare to this time last year?

Businesses of all sizes and stripes must navigate a new normal in which digital commerce vies for supremacy, consumers begin their gift-buying earlier than usual, and innovative outreach tactics take on a more prominent role.

The top mistakes retailers are making in hiring that they must address in order to outlast the pandemic’s impact.

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