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Crafting Customer Experience: Sneak Peek into Joann's Tech-Enabled Store of the Future

Joann (formerly Jo-Ann Fabrics) is turning to its shoppers to craft the modern customer experience. Take an inside look at its new concept store and learn more about the tech it just rolled out across 870 stores to collect actionable customer feedback in real-time.

Abercrombie & Fitch First Specialty Retailer to Offer Payment Through Venmo

The increasingly popular payment platform is a hit with millennials and Gen Z and will help the retailer greater connect with the vital demographic. Learn the details of the new mobile payment option.

On the heels of skyrocketing sales and a 120% service revenues spike, it looks like the Office Depot's efforts to transform its retail model are paying off. Learn what the retailer is doing to become more service oriented and how these moves have revenue soaring.

As retailers seek new uses and experiences for their brick and mortar spaces, Office Depot has introduced Workonomy Hub, a new coworking space pilot. Get the details.

Creating engaging experiences has been top of mind for many retailers, but loyalty is tough to measure and profitability is still the appraisal of success.

Target is in the midst of remodeling over 1,000 stores across the U.S. to meet growing shopper demand for an evolved customer experience, but no two stores will look alike. Check out some of the features of the next-gen stores and hear what top Target executives have to say about the efforts.

Providing an engaging, memorable and innovative experience requires attracting in-demand headquarters and front-line staff. Savvy retailers are upping their game to recruit, train and maintain a cutting-edge workforce.

Foods Co. grocery stores will stop accepting Visa cards in August, a move that Kroger may expand to other store banners.

In our July feature story RIS looks at how Amazon and Walmart stack up when it comes to Loyalty Programs, Acquisitions, Click and Collect, Grocery Shopping, and Voice Shopping. Then we give readers the chance to weigh in to determine who wins in the "Battle of the Behemoths."

Hear from the industry’s leading experts on why and how the retailer/vendor relationship is evolving and where these vital partnerships are headed.

Your business is what you do. Your reputation is what people think you do. This is a harsh truth of the marketplace and one that can be painful to retail tech vendors.

Nordstrom is bringing in non-department store talent to be its CTO. Learn more about the Tesco executive joining the department store retailer and how he will drive its tech.

The mega department store chain’s systems were hacked, compromising vital shopper data. Learn the details of the targeted attack and Macy’s ongoing response.

The acquisition accelerates United Natural Foods ‘Build out the Store’ growth strategy and now makes it one of the largest grocery wholesalers in the world.

JDA is building cognitive SaaS solutions on Microsoft’s Azure platform to deliver an intelligent, autonomous supply chain to its retail clients.

As revenue and profits continue to shrink, Pier 1 has announced an aggressive reinvention of its brand and technology suite. Learn the retailer’s vision for its future and how it will make it a reality.

The move will enable the grocery retailer to improve customer service across all channels.

The majority of retail CEOs have a major role in pushing innovation and implementing disruptive technology, EnsembleIQ Research reveals.

HP Inc. is offering a new portfolio of devices designed to enhance the retail shopping experience, which will also be available through its Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering.

Starbucks first Signing Store will open in Washington, D.C. this October with a unique design and experience.

Retail success is impossible without knowledgeable and innovative leaders willing to put in the work to move the industry forward. See which 10 industry stalwarts were chosen for RIS’ annual look at retail’s most influential.

Marvin Ellison, who took over as CEO of Lowe's on July 2, isn't wasting any time. The former CEO of J.C. Penney has announced a major remodel of the home improvement retailer's top leadership positions.

Walmart is reportedly considering offering a subscription streaming video service that would compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. What will the mega retailer be up against if it does?

Data and analytics can help brands focus, plan, execute, and adapt their in-store strategies both before back-to-school and in the midst of the madness.

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