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

How Barnes & Noble College Creates Personalized In-Store Experiences

The retailer operates at nearly 800 campuses across the country and tailors each store to the unique needs of the student body. This RIS exclusive explores how it is able to create distinctive experiences and merchandising arrays at scale.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Revenue Opportunities in the Off-Season

Seasonality is a critical part of planning for retailers. But what happens when consumer behavior doesn’t perform as expected? Hear how retailer Jack Rogers is harnessing AI data reports to respond quickly to customer behavior changes.

When Missguided launched its e-commerce site, 60% of traffic was already coming from mobile. Missguided knew that the retailer had to capitalize on the consumer shift to shopping-by-app, but intended to do it the right way – by providing an app that drives engagement, loyalty and ultimately revenue.

Hear how Sprint Food Stores turned to an advanced surveillance camera system and how IP network surveillance systems are taking retail surveillance to the next level.

The Home Depot has made a huge move to use AI to battle shrink. RIS talks with the retailer’s VP of Asset Protection, Scott Glenn, to uncover how a home improvement retailer will utilize this next-gen retail tech.

As consumers alter how they shop for groceries, many grocers are working to bring their digital offerings up-to-speed. Family-owned grocery chain Northgate Market knows first-hand how to meet these challenges head-on and future-proof operations.

RIS talks with Tim Carney about his work at Belk, optimizing inventory orders, what he’d like to see change in the retail industry, and more. Don’t miss this exclusive with the retail veteran.

DSW’s SVP of customer experience and operations gives a behind the scenes look at the retailer’s omni evolution in this exclusive one-on-one with RIS.

Learn how Guitar Center is using retail tech to provide a great online shopping experience – from the aisle of the store.

Eye-popping analytics technology helps the department store chain optimize apparel in stores.

Robin Bornkamp, one of RIS' "Top Women in Retail Tech 2019," is leading supply chain transformation at Lowe’s. Don't miss this exclusive Q&A, in which she discusses technology trends, how to be a key contributor, and Lowe's transformation.

Frederick’s of Hollywood use data-driven experiences to build customer journeys that resonate. Find out how in this exclusive case study.

The Australian department store chain demonstrates that inventory visibility and accuracy doesn’t need to be a laborious task.

Jennifer Fleiss co-founded Rent the Runway and Jetblack and recently landed on RIS' "Top Women in Retail Tech" list for 2019. In this exclusive Q&A we take a deeper dive into Fleiss' remarkable experience in inventing new ways for consumers to shop.

Online retailer zulily launches 100 new sales daily and in 25-30 minutes post order it can ship something out directly to the customer. Learn how.

Famed retail futurist Doug Stephens will take to the NRF stage to discuss the role associates can play in a retailer’s transformation strategy. Check out RIS’ exclusive interview with The Retail Prophet.

RIS News recently had the pleasure of recognizing Michael Relich, COO of Crate and Barrel , for his contribution to retail by naming him to our "Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail." The following is the exclusive Q&A obtained for the article.

In this exclusive interview, Rent the Runway CTO Josh Builder explains how the retailer leverages an in-house tech suite to give the company control of the customer experience and how it plans to continue its meteoric success.

RIS News recently had the pleasure of recognizing Rafeh Masood, Dick’s Sporting Goods' VP, Customer Innovation Technology, for his contribution to unified retail by naming him to our "Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail." The following is the exclusive Q&A obtained for the article.

RIS News recently had the pleasure of recognizing Kirsten Piacentini, VP, Inventory Management, L.L.BEAN for her contribution to retail by naming her a 2018 Top Women in Retail Tech.

Retail is in Jennifer Skeen’s blood. From her first retail job at age 16 at JCPenney, she has loved the constant on-the-go and ever-changing landscape.

Luxury Shoe Club (LSC) just launched its new membership club, iPhone app and next-generation shoe-trading platform. RIS catches up with co-founder Scott Van Valkenburgh to learn more about the retail technology that went into creating LSC.

What if you could not only save the sale, but reengage shoppers when items are out-of-stock online? Uncover how this outdoor sporting goods retailer uses an e-commerce service to make its marketing more personal with the added benefits of improving its assortment planning.

RIS TALKS is a regular feature from RIS News profiling retail technology leaders, offering readers insights into what top retail executives are working on today and how they are driving innovation in their field.

Mindy Grossman is leaving her current position of CEO of HSN, Inc. to join Weight Watchers International, Inc. as President and CEO. Recently, RIS News named Grossman to our "Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail" list. Read on for her full Q&A obtained for the article.

RIS News recently had the pleasure of recognizing Sam Norpel, VP, Digital Commerce, David’s Bridal, for her contribution to retail by naming her to our "Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail." The following is the exclusive Q&A obtained for the article.