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

Walmart Makes Two Chief Officer Appointments

The retailer has named a new CMO for Walmart U.S. and appointed the COO of Sam’s Club to take over as COO for Walmart U.S. Get the details of this post-holiday shakeup.

The 10 Most Admired Retailers for 2020

There are few better metrics of success than being admired by your peers. Check out this ranking of the 10 retailers that thousands of executives, directors and analysts admire the most.

The office supplies retailer is offering customers same-day delivery thanks to a new strategic tech partnership. Find out who Office Depot aligned with to bring the in-demand service to its customers.

As part of its planned 50th anniversary celebration next year, the retail coffee giant has committed to a number of sustainability initiatives, including reducing its carbon footprint significantly over the next decade. Find out how Starbucks plans to further its eco-commitment.

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is mammoth. Three short days is never enough to see everything--but never fear. RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is prioritizing investments in mass personalization and reinventing the pharmacy prescription journey, putting $500 million of capital ex behind digital and development this year.

Uncover how Shoe Carnival will harness retail tech to deliver localized assortments tailored to its specific customer segments, markets, channels and locations.

Target suffered holiday sales below expectations and additionally has announced several leadership changes, including a new chief stores officer and new chief merchandising officers.

H-E-B has jumped ahead of Amazon and Costco to dethrone Trader Joe’s as the top U.S. grocery retailer in the 2020 dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index. Uncover all 14 grocers on the list and garner key findings from the study.

Walmart’s home-grown Alphabot tech is finally fully operational and expected to have a transformative impact on its supply chain. See how Alphabot is working alongside Walmart associates to revolutionize its online grocery pickup and delivery process.

The new handheld computers are live across the retailer’s stores and distribution centers and have helped cut operational costs while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction. Get all the details on the next-gen devices.

Buy-online-pickup-in-store, better known as BOPIS, isn’t just a trend — it’s becoming a staple of modern retail. RIS takes a look at how far the retail industry has come with this tech and examines where top retailers are with their BOPIS plans in 2020.

With its grocery client base doubling over the past year, Instacart is investing heavily in its customer experience with the release of a feature-laden new pickup solution. Find out what the new tech can do.

Retail has been rapidly evolving and 2020 will be no different. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends before they emerge. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

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