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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. 

How to Ensure that the Data Retailers Collect Is Put to Good Use

Group customer data can guide retailers to design the correct marketing strategy, promote the right products to the right people, and make sure that all their efforts are highly targeted. 

Kroger Bringing on Furloughed Sysco Employees

The grocer, which has been on a hiring spree in an attempt to keep up with the increasing consumer demand incited by the spread of coronavirus, has made similar agreements with other companies.

Walmart is expanding the ways in which it provides contactless services during the coronavirus health crisis.

Walmart is offering new, contact-free ways for consumers to purchase items during the coronavirus health crisis, intended to keep both consumers and its associates safer.

Consumers on the hunt for toilet paper can now try their local Walgreens drive-thru as an option.

Consumers on the hunt for toilet paper can now try their local Walgreens drive-thru as an option.

Lululemon is re-focusing on its digital efforts as its stores in North America and Europe remain closed due to the coronavirus since mid-march. Find out how the retailer is turning to its RFID tech and a ship-from-store model for fulfillment, while using online classes to engage customers.

While RIS’ exclusive poll found retail executives are being tasked with learning how to navigate curb-side pickup, surging online orders, and stock outs, it also reveals for 42% of respondents, sales are seeing a boon from this historic event. Find out exactly what our readers are saying.

There are two big questions in retail today: What can we do now and how can we plan for the future? Here are answers provided by experts in a follow up blog that incorporates insider feedback.

The supply chain is still dramatically changing and tight labor markets and increasing fulfillment speed requirements are pushing warehouse operators to explore new automation technologies. However, retailers can’t just handpick automation solutions and drop them into the distribution center. Learn how to implement automation technologies that are redefining the warehouse and helping retailers overcome labor challenges.

An uptick in online food shopping due to the coronavirus is just one of the findings from a grocery shopper survey conducted this week by Path to Purchase Institute. Another might surprise you: The most trusted retailer during this time.

The footwear giant anticipates its digital tech investments will help it weather the storm the coronavirus is wreaking upon retail worldwide.

Ross Stores has notified its vendors it’s canceling all merchandise orders through June 18 because of effects from the coronavirus.

The biggest unknown is whether there will be a delayed economic recovery or a prolonged contraction. Regardless of the outcome, retailers and their CPG suppliers need to think ahead and be prepared to act quickly. 

The retailer is adjusting its plans to account for the changes the coronavirus has wrought on its retail operations.

The AAPN is leveraging its association management software so its members can help the medical community.

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos addressed his employees in an open letter posted on the company’s website, thanking them for their work.   

Some of the businesses operating in its stores have been forced to temporarily close or reduce hours and services because of the coronavirus.

Joann is opening its doors for consumers who want to help make such in-demand medical items as protective masks, covers and medical gowns.

Albertsons Companies is installing “sneeze guards” in its checkout lanes as a protective barrier between customers and associates during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Aptos will help the fashion brand and retailer improve its planning and buying decisions across its design, merchandise and operations.

In addition to boosting PTO and promising pay should they need to be quarantined, a few retailers are increasing what their workers are calling for most: more money.

As many retailers close stores due to concerns over the coronavirus, some are hiring associates by the thousands, and speeding up the hiring process dramatically.

The new retail landscape will need to be more data driven, more dynamic and substantially leaner.  

The company has expanded its buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) service with a curbside option as a response to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

As delivery demand surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports of Amazon’s struggles to keep consumers’ orders coming are beginning to surface. Find out how the e-commerce giant is stepping up to meet the challenge.

Retailers are shuttering stores across the globe in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. RIS is keeping an updated list.

An altered landscape will emerge for both consumers and retailers after Covid-19 passes. Here’s a look at some long-lasting effects to plan for.

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