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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.

RIS’ NRF Big Show Preview

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.

Software Leaderboard 2020

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.

The looming deadline for EMV compliance is putting pressure on c-stores and petroleum retailers and they cannot afford to ignore the steep economic risk associated with non-compliance.

True digital transformation can only take place when retailers have a 360-degree view of the consumer. Download this exclusive infographic to discover how having unified customer data allows retailers to personalize shoppers’ experiences and target them at the right time via the right channel.

Consumers are craving shopping experiences that meet their immediate needs at any particular moment along the shopping journey. The need to unify data across the enterprise from different sources and to capture in-store data, has never been stronger. Learn how a customer data platform transforms touchpoints into exceptional experiences.

In this unique Special Report, RIS uncovers why a small group of retailers are scoring big gains in the battle for consumers and how they are reshaping the competitive landscape. Join us as we examine consumer behaviors in grocery retail and the significant steps retailers are taking and the technologies they are implementing to respond to them.

Do you want to improve the customer experience and alleviate everyday issues bogging down operations? Learn how integrated supply chain technology incorporating real-time information and management capabilities can help.

Engaging Mobile Tech for Shoppers and Associates

Retailers need an enterprise-wide, unified mobile strategy to be successful. This special report paints a picture of the mobile tech that’s captivating both shoppers and associates, as well as where the future of mobility is headed, leaving you with inspiration and tactics to perfect your own mobile retail strategy.

In order to deliver a more modern customer experience and retailer services that increase engagement, retailers need to marry front-end operations to back-end operations. Download this exclusive infographic to discover how to suceed by building efficient digital processes on both sides.

The writing is on the digital display wall: the physical store of the future must be infused with technology if it’s going to survive. This exclusive RIS special report explores how retailers are rethinking their brick-and-mortar models and piloting new tech solutions today in order to develop the flourishing store of tomorrow.

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.

As fulfillment becomes increasingly complex in omnichannel retail environments, real-time inventory visibility is necessary for accurate order fulfillment and a smooth customer experience.

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