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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about Supply Chain and Merchandising, including marketing, fulfillment, logistics, enterprise resource management, order management, sourcing, inventory management, and more.

Pier 1 Must Evolve or Die

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.

Several months after H&M admitted it was stuck with about $4.3 billion worth of unsold clothes, the fashion retailer says interruptions caused from the change of the logistic systems caused a build up of products it could not allocate. Learn how H&M seeks to improve this inventory backlog.

Every so often technology emerges that is so far ahead of everything else it seems like magic. Ocado, builder of the Ocado Smart Platform of automated robotic systems for grocery warehouses, falls into this category..

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Nike analyzed buying patterns, app usage and engagement of local LA-area NikePlus members to curate its first Nike Live concept store. Get a peek at the design, inventory and features, before the store opens to the public.

In the face of online innovation, how can brick and mortar retailers compete with algorithms, Big Data and the convenience of front-door delivery? Retailers will need to experiment with their physical space and how they sell. Here several examples of retailers doing this today.

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.

The 2018 Retail Technology Innovation Index is the industry’s only algorithm-based index that highlights the most innovative technology companies successfully advancing retailer businesses.  

As home delivery heats up among Amazon, Walmart and other grocers, Kroger has set a goal to deliver to all of America eventually. It's banking on proprietary technology and distribution expertise of U.K. e-commerce grocer Ocado, as well as investing in its associates, to help it achieve this.

EnsembleIQ has purchased substantially all of the media, digital and event assets from New York City-based Lebhar-Friedman. Learn the details of this breaking news.

RIS explores three of the hottest topics in supply chain today: hyper localization, last-mile innovation and collaboration. Learn how to meet the needs of today's shoppers with a fluid and dynamic, real-time supply chain.

If you're struggling to take your digital promotions from "it works" to "it's great!," try putting these three best practices to work.

Amazon is seeking entrepreneurs willing to start their own delivery service and there's a twist if they're a veteran.

From the store floor to c-suite, women are leading the charge to keep the grocery industry fresh. To recognize their efforts, sister publication Progressive Grocer has inducted 362 of them into its 2018 Top Women in Grocery class. Here we give a glimpse at 10 top retail executives who made the cut.

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