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

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

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.

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.

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.

Whenever Iron Man gets into trouble he requests data-backed options from Jarvis. Jarvis is not a superhero. He is an advanced analytics engine, a futuristic example of real-world technology retailers can use to win their battles in the marketplace.

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.

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.

Emotional connections are the secret to success for retailers who have strategically built deep relationships with their customers. Find out which retailers, strategies and technologies are the keys to making emotional connections.

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.

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

With so much riding on effective inventory management it is surprising that many retailers struggle to master their supply networks, which are key to achieving financial goals and customer satisfaction.

Retailers not only struggle to manage the workforce in a tight labor market, but with shockingly low labor forecast accuracy.

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