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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. 

Walmart’s Self-Checkout Store Cuts Associate Training to Less than a Day

Walmart shared details on the self-checkout-only experience at its Fayetteville, AR, store, designed to improve traffic flow and reduce training time.  

Rite Aid Developing New BOPIS Services to Scale Digital Growth

Rite Aid increased its e-commerce fulfillment capacity by 700% in just three weeks during its fiscal first quarter, as its previous efforts to strengthen its digital capabilities were given a COVID-19 stress test.

What retailers need to consider as consumers grow more comfortable (or not) with shopping in stores.

Nike is shifting its operating model to fuel an acceleration in its consumer direct strategy, but that doesn’t mean it’s pulling back from physical stores. Find out why and what tech Nike is investing in to support digital growth.

RIS’ annual look at retail’s top power players and the percentage of the massive retail market they control.

Sweetwater, a music retailer that’s nearing $1 billion in annual sales, found itself in the center of a perfect storm as one of the unexpected non-essential retail beneficiaries during the coronavirus health crisis.

Retail associates will instead provide sales, training and support remotely and from corporate facilities.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has launched a virtual shopping concierge service that aims to give shoppers the outlet shopping experience without leaving home.

Tips on how retailers can effectively communicate relevant and important information during the health crisis, helping teams remain healthy and happy.

The parent company to Food City, AJ's Fine Foods, Eddie's Country Store, and Bashas' and Bashas' Diné grocers is leveraging artificial intelligence to better support its merchandising and marketing needs during the health crisis.

Target is moving forward with its plans to add fresh and frozen grocery items to its Order Pickup and Drive Up services.

Digital commerce solutions provider Mercatus has introduced a white-labeled, retailer-owned solution for grocers to help serve the growing demand for curbside pickup.

Apparel brand Bombas teamed up with Taboola to promote its 2020 Pride collection, featuring limited-edition socks inspired by the bright, diverse LGBTQ+ community. Get the details.

Find out how Meijer is offering free support to blind and low vision customers to increase accessibility and ease in their shopping trip.

Hobbycraft leveraged AI to employ specific personalization strategies that allowed them to meet their goals and exceed expectations.

The department store chain is another retailer that’s been hit hard by the effects of the widespread, COVID-19-prompted store closures in the spring.

The struggling retailer filed Chapter 11 in May as its multi-year turnaround efforts were no match for the widespread store closures enacted to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

GNC has filed for bankruptcy and expects to accelerate the closure of at least 800 to 1,200 stores. Find out what new tech it's rolling out in the process and what this means for its mall locations.

The annual Computerworld and Insider Pro ranking, now in its 27th year, uses such criteria as career development, training, retention and benefits to rank IT work environments.

Kroger began investing in digital several years ago to build an ecosystem that would deliver anything, anytime, anywhere. Those investments, along with new steps the grocer took during the coronavirus pandemic, led to 92% sales growth in digital channels in its Q1. Find out how if the grocer thinks the trend will keep going.

Months of near-lockdown conditions have kickstarted new retail tech strategies and solutions that grocers are ready to embrace. See which ones have been pushed to the forefront and which are ready to move off the back burner.

Scaglione, who be a member of the executive committee, will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company and leading investor relations, internal audit, tax and treasury functions.

Accessories retailer Claire's Stores suffered a data breach on its e-commerce website, in which payment skimmers were injected and used to steal customer data. Get the details and learn why the retailer may have been targeted because of temporarily closed stores.

RIS sister publication Progressive Grocer’s “2020 Top Women in Grocery” once again rounds up a community of extraordinary women. While all of these women make the grocery industry what it is, RIS breaks out 10 Top Women in Grocery Technology from the list.

Casey’s General Stores is taking the next step in re-imagining its store merchandising.

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