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A collection of featured retail research and reports, including infographics, RIS Roadmaps, Technology Solutions Guides, Special Reports, Benchmark Research, Targeted Research, whitepapers, and more.

Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is mammoth. Three short days is never enough to see everything--but never fear. RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

With digital disrupting the industry and consumers demanding more personalized experiences in stores, retailers must keep pace with the accompanying technology investments, or face being left behind.

Eighty-three percent of retailers say customers’ omnichannel expectations in stores have increased compared to five years ago. Download this infographic to learn how deliver a frictionless, omnichannel experience to customers by seamlessly connecting employees to both shoppers and each other.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is critical to retail operations. Thirty-eight percent of retailers say they need tools that assist with internal data alignment; ERP can help eliminate data duplication and provide data integrity with a single source of truth. Download this

RIS' annual curated look at the critical events and sessions from retail's biggest event of the year. Check out this must-read resource before you hit the show floor.

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.

As the year comes to an end, RIS takes a look back at the top-read research and reports of 2019 that can still provide you with important insights today to shape your path in 2020.

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.

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