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7-Eleven to Boost U.S. Store Network by 40% With $21B Speedway Acquisition

Seven & I Holdings will acquire Speedway from Marathon Petroleum Corp. for $21 billion along with approximately 3,900 Speedway convenience stores. Learn how the move will support convenience chain 7 Eleven’s growth strategy.

Lord & Taylor, Tailored Brands File for Bankruptcy

Two more retailers have joined the growing list of retail casualties from the pandemic. Learn more about the bankruptcy filings of Lord & Taylor, one of America’s oldest department stores, and its owner rental clothing company Le Tote, and Tailored Brands, the parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Banks.

As shoppers clamor for digital payments solutions from retailers, uncover how CVS Pharmacy will offer its customers a touch-free way to complete their purchases in stores.

Changing Shopper Habits and the New Customer Experience

Uncover the top shopper trends for 2020 and beyond in this interactive report and learn how a key group of retail leaders are scoring big wins and leading the evolution of the customer experience.

Amazon reported net sales of $88.9 billion in Q2, up 40% from $63.4 billion last year, in what founder and CEO Jeff Bezos called “another highly unusual quarter.”

Starbucks is leaning hard on its tech investments as it adapts to shifting consumer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To uncover how retailers can successfully reopen stores while continuing to make safety the number one priority, RIS hosted a virtual fireside chat with a leading authority on the in-store experience.

“Our technology capabilities are becoming a strategic advantage for Tractor Supply,” CEO Harry Lawton said, as the retailer boasted unprecedented sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what retail technology its investing in to continue the trend.

Stefano Pessina is stepping down as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).

Nike is cutting jobs and making leadership changes as part of its focus on its direct-to-consumer strategy and digital transformation.

Retailers Ulta Beauty and Tailored Brands, parent of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, have both announced upcoming store closings. Get the details.

Walmart is bringing its Ask Sam machine learning-powered voice assistant app over from Sam’s Club, and has expanded its capabilities to include details about COVID-19.

Walmart Canada plans to invest billions to transform the customer experience, including creating 150 “stores of the future.” Get the details on the slew of next technologies it's implementing.

A number of leadership changes have taken place at some of the top U.S. retailers. Michael Witynski has been promoted to president and CEO of Dollar Tree, replacing the retiring Gary Philbin.

Milen Mahadevan has been named president of 84.51°, marking another leadership shift for Kroger’s data analytics subsidiary.  

The point of sale has a new struggle: COVID-19. Kroger, Walmart, and Wawa are among retailers responding to a nationwide coin shortage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how they are reacting and what the pandemic has meant for electronic payments and the future of a “cashless” society.

Neiman Marcus is bringing its personalized store services online in light of the ongoing pandemic. From virtual events to complimentary styling services, hear how the department store retailer is aiming to digitally engage shoppers.

RIS’ annual Pacesetters honors retail executives pioneering ground-breaking solutions across retail verticals. While their skills may vary, every member of the list is boldly setting the pace for success in an industry where technology is evolving by the day.

Arizona-based Bashas’ Family of Stores has gone live with a cloud-based point-of-sale. Learn how the Food City parent company completed the project in six months, which included a planned pause during the holiday season and the unexpected disruption of the coronavirus- related restrictions.

Bed Bath & Beyond will close about 21% of its store fleet over the next two years as it invests in its digital transformation.

Amazon’s Dash cart is the company’s latest tool in the frictionless shopping battle, a challenge that has only been spurred on by COVID-19 and consumers’ desire for contactless transactions.

The struggling retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May and has identified 152 stores it will close. These labor cuts are meant to align with its reduced store footprint.

Software-defined edge is a transformational technology with the potential to deliver the biggest impact in the retail store since the development of the electronic POS. Learn about the 5 potential benefits.

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein parent company PVH Corp. plans to exit its 162-outlet-store Heritage Brands Retail business and slash its office workforce by 12%. Get the details.

Now is the time to think through the future of the retail industry, and the role that technology will play in helping the industry adapt to the post-COVID world.

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