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Best of NRF 2020: Top 10 Takeaways

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is mammoth. Three short days is never enough to see everything--but never fear. RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

Target Suffers Disappointing Holiday Sales; Makes Leadership Changes

Target suffered holiday sales below expectations and additionally has announced several leadership changes, including a new chief stores officer and new chief merchandising officers.

The inspiring growth is more than double last year’s gains, providing further evidence that retail is not dead, it is evolving. Check out all the numbers and see which segments enjoyed the biggest gains.

Brick and mortar must stop wasting physical location data. For too long, physical retailers have relied on outdated tactics to attract shoppers. The real and continued threat of online shopping means that physical players must unlock all data points.

The new payment solution enables a frictionless and flexible checkout for customers across all channels. H&M loyalty members can shop now and pay later both online and in-store using the H&M app.

The discount footwear retailer is revamping its executive leadership following voluntary Chapter 11 protection. See which industry veterans will be taking the helm as the retailer looks for rebirth.

The NRF Big Show is the world’s greatest showcase for technology designed to create exceptional shopping experiences. Retailers go to the show to listen and learn.

To complete the certificate, students had to participate in a capstone project that addressed a marketing challenge using real data and digital software tools included in the SAS suite. Hear the latest on unique program.

The modern shopping experience typically starts long before a customer enters a physical store. So how can associates capture customers in the moment once inside? Find out.

While exhausted retailers might want the 2020 holiday shopping season to be the last thing on their minds right now, there is actually no better time than the present to consider how technologies will impact your in-store experience in the year ahead. Here are four things retailers should keep in mind while building their retail strategy for 2020 and beyond.

The new handheld computers are live across the retailer’s stores and distribution centers and have helped cut operational costs while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction. Get all the details on the next-gen devices.

US store closures surpassed 9,300 in 2019, while retailers announced more than 4,000 store openings for the year. RIS reviews the latest news in retail openings and closures, from New York & Company to Dollar General.

Retailers fighting to stay relevant and competitive are reshaping their businesses with innovative technology and strategically focused experiences. Retail-as-a-Service (RaaS) is the lifeline they need to transform with agility, innovation, and speed-to-market to save them from obsolescence.

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