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A collection of RIS Talks Q&As with top retail industry leaders. 

Social Distancing Proves To Be Music to Sweetwater’s Ears

Sweetwater, a music retailer that’s nearing $1 billion in annual sales, found itself in the center of a perfect storm as one of the unexpected non-essential retail beneficiaries during the coronavirus health crisis.

Retail's Influentials Peer Into their Crystal Balls for Post-COVID-19 Predictions

In our interviews with the RIS News 2020 Influentials, we asked them to share their predictions on these changes, as well as the tech they think retailers will be most interested in investing in.

In an industry that’s all about product, PVH CIO Eileen Mahoney is using tech to transform the fashion merchandise lifecycle. We talked with the 2020 RIS Women in Retail Tech winner to learn how.

When it comes to operating with purpose, luxury online retailer Olivela has been putting its money where its mouth is from the get-go.

RIS’ fourth annual “Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers in Retail” honors the remarkable leaders of 2020, developing cutting-edge technology and shaping the future of the industry. Here RIS uncovers the keys to their success and the technological innovations they have helped bring to the market.

One of the 2020 Women in Retail Tech, Seay shared her insight and experiences in a Q&A with RIS.

After decades of operating solely via direct mail, the company has spent the last five years shifting efforts toward e-commerce. In February it became one of the first to test a new personalization platform to increase its subscriber base.

It’s a great time to think about starting a company — that’s not something you expect to hear right now.

Hear how outdoor clothing specialist Regatta aims to future-proof its business as it continues to open new stores by migrating from on-premises infrastructure management to the cloud.

Faced with an immediate need in its communities, the team at Little Greek Fresh Grill moved quickly to help its consumers during COVID-19. Learn how the chain is making a big difference and the tech it used to change its model up within days.

As senior VP of e-commerce and chief customer officer for Lands’ End, Sarah Rasmusen, talks about how being in charge of protecting the retailer’s most precious asset — its customer. Hear more in this exclusive Q&A with the 2020 Women in Retail Tech.

Office Depot knew it could do better in its quest for process simplification within its stores and warehouses. Learn how tech upgrades enabled it to eliminate many legacy retail processes

Miller was given the award for her work in transforming Neiman Marcus into a nimble and personalized luxury retailer. Most significantly, this included shifting the company to maintaining a “cloud-first” strategy.

RIS talks to Dressbarn about what it’s like to launch a mobile app and transition from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce only during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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