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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.

2018 RIS/Gartner Retail Technology Study: Wake Up Call for Digital Transformation

Download this must-read benchmark research report to find out how retailers are responding to fast-moving changes in the marketplace and the investments they are making in game-changing technology.

How At Home Merchandises At Scale

Home décor retailer At Home’s merchandise planning and allocation solution makes aggressive store expansion possible.

RIS' annual look at the five retailers leading their respective segments thanks to pioneering strategies and the innovative use of cutting-edge technologies.

A simple retail truth has stood the test of time: satisfied customers lead to return visits and increased sales. See which 10 retailers are consistently meeting customer expectations in this annual customer satisfaction ranking based on 180,000 customer responses.

Starbucks will launch a pilot program with coffee farmers in its supply chain to develop next-level data technology to log and share real-time information along the journey of coffee beans. Learn the details.


Cementing its reputation as a must-attend event on the retail calendar, ShopTalk 2018 opened with three big announcements from mega-retailers Amazon, Target and Macy’s.

Ulta Beauty has aggressive expansion plans for 2018, including opening 100 new stores, while growing its e-commerce business by 40%. It will also see a $100 million tax rate benefit. Uncover the five places the beauty retailer plans to use the money.

Home Depot plans to roughly double its investment in the next three fiscal years to nearly $11.1 billion to expand and modernize its business.

Dick's suffered some intermittent performance issues with its website during the important holiday quarter, resulting in e-commerce growth below its expectations. Now it says its adding tech jobs. Learn the details.

The big box retailer made a host of announcements, coming off of strong traffic growth in both stores and digital in its fourth quarter. Learn the seven things Target is doing as part of its reinvention.

Walmart says its new technology helps eliminate food waste and has already saved the mega retailer $86 million since it was deployed. Learn more about the tech that resulted from a "hackathon" among associates and what the mega retailer plans to do with it.

Zara is turning to robots to automate its click and collect process and has opened a pop-up shop for collecting online orders. Learn the details of the next-gen tech this fashion retailer has in the works.

Walmart plans to expand online grocery delivery to more than 40% of US households by the end of the year. See how the mega retailer is staying fresh in the fight for digital transformation.

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