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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.

Pivoting Requires Flexibility: How to Get There Without Replacing All of Your IT

Consumer shopping trends are pressing convenience stores to pivot, but many operators have experienced roadblocks in adding modern services. Uncover how tech solutions can provide the flexibility needed to overcome legacy store IT infrastructure without ripping out current systems.

Grocery Tech Trends Study 2020

The 5th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study explores the changing market and benchmarks 68 individual technologies for industry maturity and investment plans.

Building a loyal customer base by delivering product in a safe way has never been more important. Learn why relaying real-time information to consumers at the store level is imperative to running today’s retail shop and where that information is most valuable.

In today’s retail environment, everyday analytics can provide retailers the winning edge needed to grow sales and scale the retail enterprise.

The U.S. convenience store industry brought in more than $648 billion in sales last year.

Retailers must have their finger on the pulse of the end-user and leverage big-data insights throughout the organization if they are going to compete with the industry’s leaders.

In our first annual 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 disruption. Benchmark your supply chain tech against the industry's best!

Digital grocery demand is surging and grocery retailers must tackle this monumental shift in consumer behavior now to keep up with peaks and improve margins. Learn how artificial intelligence and machine learning can make all the difference and help grocers master their e-commerce grocery strategy.

To uncover how retailers can successfully reopen stores while continuing to make safety the number one priority, RIS hosted a virtual fireside chat with a leading authority on the in-store experience.

Inside look into the study methodology, timeline, vendor forms, retailer evaluations, breakout lists, mailing protocols, deadlines and how to optimize your LeaderBoard score.

Changing Shopper Habits and the New Customer Experience

Uncover the top shopper trends for 2020 and beyond in this interactive report and learn how a key group of retail leaders are scoring big wins and leading the evolution of the customer experience.

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.

The phenomenal spike in e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic brought on unplanned peaks and a rush to automation. Learn how to peak-proof the supply chain and be ready for anything.

Grocers have found innovative ways to continue to serve customers while complying with federal and state safety mandates, but on-the-fly efforts can only get grocers so far. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the critical technology grocers should invest in to thrive in this challenging and evolving environment.

Shopper habits were already rapidly evolving with the developments of e-commerce, frictionless commerce, and sustainability concerns. Then, in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, the speed of change has been unlike anything seen before.

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