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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.

POS of the Future: Commerce on the Customers’ Terms

RIS uncovers how features like personalization, clienteling, mobility, self-checkout, scan and go, and SaaS and cloud-based solutions are helping leading retailers leverage their point of sale into a masterful piece of unified retail firepower.

Consumers are embracing buy-online-pickup-in-store in droves, and their expectations for a seamless experience are growing in lockstep. Find out how with the right technology retailers can compete in this fast-fulfillment and omnichannel environment.

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.

Art Retailing Science

Retail success in the modern era requires a deep connection between the shopper and the retailer — a connection that is built and maintained thanks to memorable experiences.

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.

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.

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