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A collection of featured Research and Reports, including trendagrams, IQ, Roadmap, tech solutions guides, special research, targeted research, whitepapers, and more.

Next Stop: The NRF Big Show

RIS’ editors have handpicked the events and sessions they believe will be the most engaging, and the guide provides a short glimpse into the speakers and sessions that will define The Big Show 2019.

Digital tech is redefining the customer and associate experience throughout the grocery store.

Retailer's mobile strategy needs to be fully connected throughout the enterprise.

Today’s shoppers require instant gratification, desiring to place orders from anywhere and have purchases be guaranteed to arrive as soon as same day. Learn how to respond to today’s supply chain management demand.

RIS Software LeaderBoard

The annual must-read report ranking the best of the best in retail technology. Download this report to see which retail software providers ranked in more than 50 head-to-head charts.

Retailers are facing three major in-store challenges: squeeze more productivity from the workforce, operationalize click and collect, and make shopping fast, fun and friction-free. Self-checkout could be the answer.

From the moment a digital purchase is made through delivery to the shopper, everything that happens is orchestrated by the order management system (OMS).

Retailers need an enterprise-wide mobile strategy in order to succeed in the modern retail environment. No longer just a project, mobility should be a unified part of the full retail ecosystem, from customers to employees.

Key takeaways from a survey of 5,000 shoppers connect the dots between consumer trends and technologies that close competitive gaps and open new doors to opportunity.

Discover four cutting-edge technology innovators that are brightening the retail landscape, helping to bring their retail clients into the future of shopping.

Examine how maximizing price optimization and AI minimizes relying on traditional methods of gut feeling and guesswork.

Retailers are searching for the keys to the fastest, best fulfillment methods that will set them apart from the competition. Download this Trendagram to learn the four pillars that hold the key to agile operations and satisfied shoppers.   

Benchmark research shows grocers are embracing the evolving role of technology as a tool that optimizes decision making, learns as it goes, recommends next-best actions, and reacts faster than ever before.

Examine the disruptive forces fueling a massive amount of POS activity today and the desire to shift to a new platform architecture for the future.

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