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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.

Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

As the year comes to an end, RIS takes a look back at the top-read research and reports of 2019 that can still provide you with important insights today to shape your path in 2020.

Say adios to a record number of stores that failed in 2019. They will not be missed except as an example of what not to do. Find out specific steps to take to avoid making 2020 another record year.

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.

The customer success team at Revionics is engaged with retailers from day one, helping it achieve outstanding scores in RIS' Software Leaderboard. Download this profile to find out how staying in the forefront of what retailers want and delivering “must have” technology are essential to success.

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.

This year marked ECRS’s 30th serving the retail industry, and the POS provider celebrated its anniversary with a dominating performance in RIS' Software Leaderboard. Download this report to find out the key to ECRS' success.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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