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Top 4 Holiday Season Pitfalls Retailers Face This Year (and How to Fix Them)

Navigating the holiday season within the constraints of the “new normal” has proved challenging for many top brands and retailers. Here are four top peak pitfalls retailers are facing this year and best practices for navigating them.

Megatrends from the RIS Supply Chain Benchmark Study: Balancing Resilience and Efficiency

REGISTER HERE! Date: Oct 19th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM ET Massive stock outs and overflowing warehouses are only two of the major problems that rocked the retail supply chain during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Technologies like smart robots and automated checkout enabled by RAIN RFID have risen to the forefront, allowing retail stores to maintain real-time visibility of their inventory to inform omnichannel order fulfillment.

The pandemic is taking the path for tech innovations along some specific routes. Here are some predictions about where it's headed.

Gaping holes emerged in the retail supply chain during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 Supply Chain Technology Study, RIS benchmarks the state of the retail supply chain, identifies technologies that are keys to success, and recommends ways retailers can improve their ability to recover quickly from future disruptions.

Woodman’s Markets is deploying a series of multi-purpose robots that monitor product availability, verify prices and deliver location data for more than 100,000 items.

The big lesson learned from Kroger’s recent quarterly report is that its massive investment in technology, which Wall Street considered risky, is delivering huge returns.

The phenomenal spike in e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic brought on unplanned peaks and a rush to automation. Learn how to peak-proof the supply chain and be ready for anything.

CVS Pharmacy is working with robotics company Nuro to test prescription delivery in the Houston market, beginning in June. Nuro will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials to CVS Pharmacy customers.

The supply chain is still dramatically changing and tight labor markets and increasing fulfillment speed requirements are pushing warehouse operators to explore new automation technologies. However, retailers can’t just handpick automation solutions and drop them into the distribution center. Learn how to implement automation technologies that are redefining the warehouse and helping retailers overcome labor challenges.

The children’s wear retailer and manufacturer revealed details on the progress of its omnichannel tech investments, which included greater consumer adoption of both BOPIS and ship-to-store.

Retail has been rapidly evolving and 2020 will be no different. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends before they emerge. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

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