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Walmart’s CEO of U.S. E-Commerce Marc Lore Announces Retirement

Lore has notified Walmart he will retire from his position of executive vice president, president and CEO, U.S. eCommerce, effective January 31, 2021.

Walmart+ To Expand But On Its Own Terms: McMillon

The retailer views the program as an important component of its customer service and engagement strategy, driving added value thanks to the data that it brings in. While Walmart will make the program more robust, McMillon noted these changes will be unique based on the company’s own assets and capabilities.

New innovations are helping retailers to authenticate products, and track and trace supplies throughout the supply chain.

Apparel retailer Christopher & Banks has filed for Chapter 11 and begun the store closing process at more than 400 stores nationally.

Walmart is testing delivering groceries into a temperature-controlled boxes placed outside shoppers' homes. Uncover how this fits into Walmart's plans to serve customers however they want.

Help RIS honor retail’s most innovative. Nominate a deserving CIO for RIS’ 10th annual CIO of the Year award. is opening five new buildings to support operations closer to customers in the metro Detroit area, including its fourth fulfillment center in the state using Amazon robotics to help associates pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers. Learn more.

For those that survive and thrive post 2020, technology will be at the heart of all parts of the business. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends for 2021. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s 8th annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

Macy’s will shutter a swath of stores by the middle of this year, including its flagship on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. It has also named a new chief merchandising officer of the Macy’s brand. Learn more.

Less than a month after JCPenney exited Chapter 11, CEO Jill Soltau has left the department store retailer. Get the details.

Walgreens Boots Alliance has entered a deal to sell the majority of its Alliance Healthcare Businesses to AmerisourceBergen for $6.5 Billion. Get the details.

Shopping must stimulate the reward system in the brain from the initial contact with the salesperson and in-store environment to the goods themselves to spending money. Treating oneself to something must be more fun than waiting for a future delivery.

Connecting with and capturing the attention of customers amid a sea of shopping options is a near-impossible feat, but with clienteling technology and fresh customer data at their fingertips, retailers can set the standard for rewarding and memorable experiences.

Discount grocery chain Save A Lot continues on its wholesale model transition to navigate today’s challenging landscape with the sale of its 51 Tampa, FL, stores to Fresh Encounter.

As COVID remains a health concern for many months, what does this mean for retail?

No one is expecting an easy road, but there are signs that retailers are ready and eager to build on their experiences in order to emerge stronger and smarter from the pandemic.

How businesses can use in-store tech to keep customers safe and comfortable, and help move the COVID recovery forward.

During upheaval in the retail landscape, our core readers tuned in for news on top retailers and solutions to new challenges. Uncover what else readers clamored for in our top 15 articles of the year. plans to open two new fulfillment centers, including a new 750,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center, as well as a new delivery station. Learn what the expansion means for San Antonio, TX.

RIS looks back at 2020, what we accomplished amid once-in-a-lifetime kind of year, and the reports and research that most served our readers during unprecedented retail disruption.

RIS explores what consumers really want and what retailers need to do to meet those needs as part of a panel discussion with Sprouts Farmers Market.

There is one sure way to find out who the top software vendors in retail are –  checking out the 2021 RIS Software LeaderBoard. Here is an inside look at this year’s leading tech vendors in retail.

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