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Best Buy To Open 100 More Teen Tech Centers in Response to Protests

CEO Corry Barie retailer indicated this wouldn’t be the only step the retailer is taking, noting that she’s appointing a group of associates to challenge the board of directors “with substantive, enduring ways we can address the inequities and injustices to which all of us bear witness every day.” 

The Grand Re-Opening of Retail

After the unprecedented shuttering of most physical store locations across the U.S., many retailers are now preparing for the “grand re-opening of retail.” Here are four areas to thoughtfully analyze as your business plans to open up.

The phenomenal spike in e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic brought on unplanned peaks and a rush to automation. Learn how to peak-proof the supply chain and be ready for anything.

The former Target exec has joined Casey’s General Stores in the newly created role that will lead the effort to advance next generation technology at the convenience retailer. Get the details.

Nielsen Global Connect.has brought on Chandler Bigelow, formerly of Tribune Media Company, as its new CFO

A new health check analysis tool enables employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among frontline employees and their customers while complying with local laws and regulations.

While many retailers have scaled back their 2020 store opening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, Dollar Tree and Dollar General reaffirmed their commitment to open hundreds of stores. Get the details and learn about the retail tech they are employing to drive contactless service.

Retailers have temporarily shuttered stores and adjusted operations as protests prompted by the killing of George Floyd took place across the country.

RIS’ fourth annual “Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers in Retail” honors the remarkable leaders of 2020, developing cutting-edge technology and shaping the future of the industry. Here RIS uncovers the keys to their success and the technological innovations they have helped bring to the market.

Grocers have found innovative ways to continue to serve customers while complying with federal and state safety mandates, but on-the-fly efforts can only get grocers so far. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the critical technology grocers should invest in to thrive in this challenging and evolving environment.

Off-price retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in response to "immense strain" from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how the retailer plans to shutter stores and emerge in a stronger position this fall.

Retailers have a unique opportunity to shoot for the moon and re-engineer their businesses after coronavirus.

The Home Depot has had doubled app downloads, tripled email engagement, and uninterrupted record-level web traffic. Yet, while sales from digital platforms jumped 80%, increased operating costs from expanded worker benefits hurt profits. Find out more.

JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, a not wholly surprising move for the beleaguered department store chain stressed even further by the effects of COVID-19.

Pier 1 Imports plans to liquidate as soon as reasonably possible, after being hindered by COVID-19 and unable to find a buyer.

One of the 2020 Women in Retail Tech, Seay shared her insight and experiences in a Q&A with RIS.

Office Depot will close stores and reduce its headcount as it shifts focus toward becoming a tech solutions provider.

Curbside, zero-contact bike repair, virtual outfitting and more are coming as REI announces its store reopening plans. Find out what REI stores will look like going forward.

Walmart provided more details on its new Express two-hour delivery service, piloted last month and on its way to nearly 2,000 stores.

The annual ranking of food retailers looks a little different this year.

One thing that’s as true now as always is that continuing to improve efficiency across the retail operation is crucial and requires the most up-to-date software, hardware and devices. 

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