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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.

Smart Integration of Automation: Using a WES to Incorporate New Technologies in Fulfillment Centers

The supply chain is still dramatically changing and tight labor markets and increasing fulfillment speed requirements are pushing warehouse operators to explore new automation technologies. However, retailers can’t just handpick automation solutions and drop them into the distribution center. Learn how to implement automation technologies that are redefining the warehouse and helping retailers overcome labor challenges.

Top Grocery Trends in 2020

Uncover the top grocery technology trends for 2020 and beyond in this interactive report and learn how key group of segment leaders are scoring big wins in the battle for customer loyalty.

For grocers, the problem of operational shrink is cutting into profits and contributing to food waste, while consumers are growing concerned about sustainability. To get to the bottom of this complex issue, RIS interviewed Heidi Dethloff to discuss how fresh foods impact grocery shrink and what grocers can do.

While AI and machine learning (ML) offer retailers great leaps toward offering exceptional customer experiences, customer data lies at the heart of these operations, and protecting that data will be key as retailers implement automation and personalization strategies.

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.

2020 Store Experience Study

The 17th Annual Store Experience Study examines a transitional moment when the beauty and strength of stores combines with the efficiency and intelligence of digital technologies to create a convergence that redefines retail.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Store Experience Study

Say “goodbye” to the 2010s with its brick-and-mortar turmoil and “hello” to the 2020s when the essential beauty and strength of stores converge with the intelligence and efficiency of digital technology.

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