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February 2020

Earth Fare Closing
Feb
05
Three regional grocers declared bankruptcy in a week – Earth Fare, Lucky’s Market and Fairway. Here’s why this turmoil will likely spread to the big national chains.

January 2020

Store Experience Study
Jan
29
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.
New Vitamin Shoppe Store Format
Jan
27
​​​​​​​Change agents Sharon Leite, CEO, and Andy Laudato, COO, of the Vitamin Shoppe offer an inside look at how the 750-store retailer transformed its business model and reinvented its stores.
Jan
15
The NRF Big Show is the world’s greatest showcase for technology designed to create exceptional shopping experiences. Retailers go to the show to listen and learn.

December 2019

Dec
15
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.
Dec
09
Customer feedback is critical to every retailer and essential to the "2020 RIS Software LeaderBoard." Based on retailer feedback, here are the top-10 software vendors of the year.

November 2019

Nov
20
Digital transformation and the store of the future are impossible without advanced data networks. Fortunately, the rollout of 5G will be a gamechanger that supports the next generation of retail services and in-store innovations.

October 2019

Oct
28
By taking a stand on social issues retailers risk alienating 30%-40% of their customers, so why do it? Because taking a stand adds a layer of meaning to a retailer’s brand image and deepens engagement with shoppers.
Oct
02
Whenever Iron Man gets into trouble he requests data-backed options from Jarvis. Jarvis is not a superhero. He is an advanced analytics engine, a futuristic example of real-world technology retailers can use to win their battles in the marketplace.

September 2019

American Dream cutting-edge wireless
Sep
25
Everything about the American Dream complex is wildly ambitious including its massive connectivity needs. To solve them, the cutting-edge megamall is pioneering new wireless technology that promises to be a game changer.
Sep
16
When I met Jon Stine I immediately knew he was thinking several moves ahead in the retail tech game most of us were playing. Now Jon has moved to the Open Voice Network. Here’s why that matters.

August 2019

Aug
22
One of the hottest trends today is the expansion of fresh products in virtually every segment of retail. The trend is a perfect case study of how the art of merchandising should (and should not) work.
Aug
07
Emotional connections are the secret to success for retailers who have strategically built deep relationships with their customers. Find out which retailers, strategies and technologies are the keys to making emotional connections.

July 2019

Jul
15
The mad rush to capitalize on the Amazon Prime Day juggernaut is the latest proof that retail is a copycat industry. But can copycats beat the leader? Here's how retailers can steal Amazon Prime Day's thunder.
Jul
01
After cutting through hype about the role of artificial intelligence in retailing one thing is certain – it will drive a stake through the heart of linear merchandising processes and managing by averages.
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