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A collection of RIS News' Benchmark Research and Targeted Research reports for the retail industry can be found here.

30th Annual Retail Technology Study

30th Annual Retail Technology Study: Investing In the Data-Fueled Future

For 30 years RIS has been benchmarking retail’s tech maturity with its annual Retail Technology Study. For the 30th anniversary we carry on the tradition and dive deep into the modern retail tech stack, exploring more than 80 different technologies.

2020 Store Experience Study

2020 Store Experience Study: Convergence of Store and Digital Technology Redefines Retail

The 17th Annual Store Experience Study examines a transitional moment when the beauty and strength of stores combines with the efficiency and intelligence of digital technologies to create a convergence that redefines retail.

A common thread among today’s successful retailers are stores with fast, convenient, omnichannel services. Find specific smart store technologies and strategies to implement in this Targeted Research report.

Store Experience Study

Say “goodbye” to the 2010s with its brick-and-mortar turmoil and “hello” to the 2020s when the essential beauty and strength of stores converge with the intelligence and efficiency of digital technology.

Say adios to a record number of stores that failed in 2019. They will not be missed except as an example of what not to do. Find out specific steps to take to avoid making 2020 another record year.

Advanced analytic engines embedded in retail applications can optimize every decision and business process. The RIS Advanced Retail Analytics Study uncovers practical strategies and executable tactics that will guide retailers to maximize sales, inventory, customer engagement, and more.

Leading grocers step on the gas to deploy technologies that competitors will find hard to match if they fall behind. Findings in the 4th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study uncover tectonic shifts in digital strategy and analyze 66 individual technologies that grocers can benchmark against.

RIS surveyed 3,000 consumers to discover the behaviors and preferences that build emotional connections and how retailers can fine tune strategies to meet ever-changing needs.

The future of artificial intelligence is bright with promise and fuzzy with hype. Cutting through the buzz, one thing is certain – AI will drive a stake through the heart of time-consuming, linear merchandising processes and managing by averages.

The new iteration of KISS should stand for Keep It Simple and Streamlined, a motto for retailers to focus on creating stores with self-service technologies that are more convenient and easier to shop.

RIS Software LeaderBoard

The annual must-read report ranking the best of the best in retail technology. Download this report to see which retail software providers ranked in more than 50 head-to-head charts.

The annual must-read ranking the best of the best in retail technology. See where your go-to solution provider placed.

Reinventing retail is an obligation to the consumer, an essential commitment that is critical in a dynamic, fast-moving and fiercely competitive marketplace.

The 2018 Retail Technology Innovation Index is the industry’s only algorithm-based index that highlights the most innovative technology companies successfully advancing retailer businesses.  

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