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A collection of retail news, articles and other featured content about Store Systems, including point of sale, IoT, human resources, store operations, workforce management and more.

Hearing Loss Info Centers Coming to Walmart Stores

Many of Walmart’s stores will soon feature a new way for its customers to treat their hearing loss.

Coronavirus Sparks Massive Retail Labor Cuts as Stores Close

Almost 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last two weeks, with retail workers bearing the brunt of labor cuts as stores are forced to close across the country. RIS takes a look at the latest retailers cutting back on associates and salaries in light of Covid-19.

The retailer has nabbed a former Bain exec as its new executive VP, membership, analytics and business transformation

Grocery retailer Publix has rolled out contactless pay to all its stores to protect the health of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. Get the details.

The urgent question among retailers today is, who’s doing it right? Fortunately, best practices for responding to the pandemic are emerging. Here’s a smart, targeted list.

The power of e-commerce has taken on an unprecedented urgency, its necessity forced by the coronavirus global health crisis.

A recent online poll conducted provided a snapshot of what retailers are navigating during the coronavirus crisis, as well as insight into the tech trends they see ahead.

The new app is part of a series of store changes the retailer has made to improve social distancing during the coronavirus health crisis.

30th Annual Retail Technology Study

For 30 years RIS has been benchmarking retail’s tech maturity with its annual Retail Technology Study. For the 30th anniversary we carry on the tradition and dive deep into the modern retail tech stack, exploring more than 80 different technologies.

Mid-month consumer stockpiling as a result of the spread of the coronavirus spurred sales at the grocery chain.

Walmart and Amazon have been quickly responding to retail changes from the coronavirus threat. Uncover both retailers’ latest moves regarding their workforces.

Walmart is expanding the ways in which it provides contactless services during the coronavirus health crisis.

Walmart is offering new, contact-free ways for consumers to purchase items during the coronavirus health crisis, intended to keep both consumers and its associates safer.

The grocer, which has been on a hiring spree in an attempt to keep up with the increasing consumer demand incited by the spread of coronavirus, has made similar agreements with other companies.

The biggest unknown is whether there will be a delayed economic recovery or a prolonged contraction. Regardless of the outcome, retailers and their CPG suppliers need to think ahead and be prepared to act quickly. 

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