RIS' Top Retail Technology Articles of 2020
When writing about retail technology, RIS is normally faced with next-gen subject matter, research, and forecasts — save for looking back at tech implemented over the course of months to years typically. In the midst of COVID-19, this year retail was at the forefront of news and our editors were tasked with reporting on problems and technology solutions unfolding in real-time.
As 2020 comes to an end, RIS takes a look back at the top-read articles and retail news of the year. This year, we’re looking precisely at the stories that were most important to our core, loyal audience.
At the start of the year, readers tuned in for both our annual look at retail tech trends to watch and NRF recap. As the health crisis unfolded, readers were most interested in marketing and demand planning strategies. As always, RIS’ look at the top 100 retailers was a top story. And, as the back-to-school season rolled to a close, our in-depth look at predictions for the holiday season was a huge success. Nordstrom, Children's Place, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Starbucks, and Michaels were a few of the retail names that placed high on the list this year.
Without further ado, here are the top articles of 2020:
- Children's Place Closing 300 Stores
- Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways
- 4 Retail Marketing Strategies to Adopt During COVID-19
- 6 Steps to Predicting Shifting Demand Patterns While Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis
- 2020 Holiday Retail Forecasts and Predictions
- Top Retail Technology Trends to Watch in 2020
- Nordstrom Closing 16 Stores as it Preps for Reopening
- Bed, Bath & Beyond Ramps up Omnichannel Investments Amid Coronavirus
- Top 100 Retailers 2020
- How the Coronavirus Will Shape Retail Over the Next 3–5 Years
- Starbucks Reopening 90% Of Company-Run U.S. Stores by Early June: Here’s How They’ll be Different
- Zara Parent to Close 1,200 Stores and Invest $3 Billion in E-Commerce
- 8 Consumer Behavior Trends Here to Stay in the COVID-19 Retail Aftermath
- Michaels Launches Same-Day Delivery in Weeks, Curbside in Days
- Store Closings: Retailers Shutting Doors & Modifying Hours to Combat Coronavirus