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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 Digital Strategy Helps E-Commerce Sales Continue to Soar 37%

Walmart has been attacking e-commerce, aiming to remove friction from the digital experience for shoppers at both U.S. Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. Learn why its domestic digital strategy appears to be working with consumers.

Staples Opens Future Store Concepts

A new in-store concept, renovated stores and magazine launch, Staples has been transforming both across the U.S. and Canada. Take a first look at Staples Canada’s newest location and learn more about the retailer’s store of the future concept.

Its fourth 4-star store will be a first for Seattle, as Amazon presses into physical retail.

Sur La Table is bringing on Jason Goldberger as its CEO. Find out what the former Blue Nile and Target exec will bring to the Table.

Urban Outfitters will unite customer data and feedback to improve customer experience across Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie Group, and Free People. Find out how.

Here are three ways that retailers can begin optimizing mobile at the edge for better, faster and more personalized customer experience.

Walmart customers can now directly purchase ingredients featured in BuzzFeed’s Tasty videos from their online grocery carts. Get the dish.

Banana Republic is the latest apparel retailer to throw its hat into the apparel subscription ring. Learn about the retailer’s new service and its plan to differentiate itself in the crowed rental space.

The pharmacy powerhouse is superchargin its payment processor and security solutions covering more than 2,400 stores nationwide as well as its e-commerce site. See who Rite Aid turned to for the next-gen solution and how it will help the chain streamline payment across the enterprise.

The specialty retailer is implementing an integrated supply chain strategy to improve demand forecast and optimize store and distribution center replenishment and allocations.

The arts and crafts retailer is launching a new service that directly competes with Etsy’s unique business model. Learn all about A.C. Moore’s new offering and what it means for the industry.

Macy’s has turned to Google to help it improve business on the back-end. Will the large-scale distribution center plan and its additional retail moves this quarter help the struggling retailer?

From retirements to corporate shakeups, several retail CEO swaps have gone down over the last month. RIS updates you on all the upheaval in the retail C-Suite, including executive moves from Rite Aid, SpartanNash, Yum! Brands, A.C. Moore and more.

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean will deploy new customer engagement solutions and a microservices-based SaaS platform to anticipate and adapt to future retail requirements. Get the details.

FedEx will sever its contract with Amazon for small-package ground deliveries when it’s up at the end of August. Bad timing for Amazon, good news for Walmart?

In the excitement of seeing margin improvements as Loblaw Companies started to implement algorithms, employees were “overzealous.” Find out what this meant for the retailer and what it plans next.

The off-price retailer’s point of sale is going from blah to bam, and helping usher in a host of experiential features for the brand. Learn all about it.

The Home Depot has made a huge move to use AI to battle shrink. RIS talks with the retailer’s VP of Asset Protection, Scott Glenn, to uncover how a home improvement retailer will utilize this next-gen retail tech.

These four challenges must be addressed to deliver personalized in-store experiences.

While the doom and gloom of store closings have dominated the headlines of late, IHL reports that the number of retailers closing stores has actually decreased dramatically over the past year. Check out all the cheerful stats.

Time has run out for plus-size women’s apparel retailer Avenue Stores, in business since 1983.

The outdoor apparel and accessories brand has gone live with a reimagined retail experience at its SoHo NYC store. The store highlights the brand’s new retail approach and kicks off a five-year chain-wide store refresh.

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.

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