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

Supply Chain Technology Study 2020: Balancing Supply Chain Resilience and Efficiency

Gaping holes emerged in the retail supply chain during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 Supply Chain Technology Study, RIS benchmarks the state of the retail supply chain, identifies technologies that are keys to success, and recommends ways retailers can improve their ability to recover quickly from future disruptions.

Retail and Consumer Good Analytics Study 2020

Retail and Consumer Good Analytics Study 2020

RIS and CGT uncover the analytic shifts happening in retail and consumer goods today and benchmark the industry’s analytic maturity in this interactive and exclusive report.

RIS examines the technologies and strategies needed to take your pricing capabilities to the next level as retail powers full steam into pandemic recovery.

30th Annual Retail Technology Study

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Download this Customer Research report to find out why retailers are searching for a lighter, leaner, cheaper way to manage and maintain store technology.

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