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Express Turnaround Plan Includes 100 Store Closings

Apparel retailer and mall staple Express will shutter 15% of its fleet, restructure its corporate workforce, and relaunch its loyalty program as part of its turnaround plan. Find out more.

Amazon Makes $2 Million Contribution to Support STEM in Home State

Amazon is donating a seven-figure sum to expand access to STEM and computer science education in Washington State. Uncover the two nonprofits receiving the money and how they will use it to help fill systems-level gaps and grow portable outreach programs.

There are few better metrics of success than being admired by your peers. Check out this ranking of the 10 retailers that thousands of executives, directors and analysts admire the most.

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.

Find out what mobile retail tech Meijer will use help execute its gig strategy across its grocery fleet and why.

A winning strategy for brick-and-mortar retailers emerged this holiday season: “brick and click.” Here are five network-centric recommendations for retail CIOs looking to enhance customer experience inside and outside the store with BOPIS and other strategies.

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is installing new checkout technology to cut credit card transaction time in half, saving truck drivers time and getting them back on the road faster.

New Vitamin Shoppe Store Format

​​​​​​​Change agents Sharon Leite, CEO, and Andy Laudato, COO, of the Vitamin Shoppe offer an inside look at how the 750-store retailer transformed its business model and reinvented its stores.

The retail industry is about to suffer more store closings. Greeting card and stationery chain Papyrus is folding, while New York grocer Fairway Market’s future is in question. Hear the latest.

As the retailer continues its digital transformation it is constructing a first-class team to build and deploy game-changing digital technology. See which two industry veterans have joined Sally Beauty’s ranks.

The retailer has named a new CMO for Walmart U.S. and appointed the COO of Sam’s Club to take over as COO for Walmart U.S. Get the details of this post-holiday shakeup.

Ever feel checking out of a store via mobile app is just too time consuming? Well then, Amazon is reportedly developing a solution: payment via the wave of your hand. Get the details.

The cost and complexity of splitting into two separate retail companies, coupled with unstable business performance, has limited Gap’s ability to create value from the spinoff. Hear the latest on the new strategic approach.

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 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.

Progressive delivery is the process of releasing updates to a product gradually. You start by releasing the changes to a small audience and then gradually to larger audiences. Learn why progressive delivery is so powerful and how it allows retailers to avoid downtime, limit blast radius, and learn during the process. 

American Dream is expected to boast 450 retail, food and specialty shops when complete. This month, the mega mall is hosting a job fair to start filling retail positions. Find out what stores are in need and what positions will be filled.

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.

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 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.

Buy-online-pickup-in-store, better known as BOPIS, isn’t just a trend — it’s becoming a staple of modern retail. RIS takes a look at how far the retail industry has come with this tech and examines where top retailers are with their BOPIS plans in 2020.

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.

The long-time media brand is expanding its business strategy with the opening of two flagship retail stores in major markets. See where the upstart cannabis retail brand is setting up shop.

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.

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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