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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.

Macy’s Reimages Layout and Merchandise at Flagship

Macy’s reveals a major renovation to its 14,500 square-foot main floor men’s department in its Herald Square flagship, including a new space dubbed The Park. Take a look inside.

b8ta Launches Tech-Laden Store Concept

Experiential retailer b8ta is launching Forum in November, a new store concept infused with tech features. Find out more about the new social marketplace and its innovative dressing room experience.

United Colors of Benetton reenters the U.S. with a new pop-up shop, but it won’t carry inventory. Get the details.

Nordstrom’s massive seven-story NYC flagship store opens, brimming with tech features and retail services. Take a look inside the largest single-project investment in Nordstrom's 118-year history.

Best Buy will offer free next-day delivery on thousands of items. Get the details and uncover who will be eligible.

Deloitte’s 34th holiday retail survey is out. Get a glimpse of what the 2019 holiday shopping season will look like and find out what’s on shoppers’ wish list this year.

Walmart is piloting blockchain technology for traceability of shrimp sourced in India and traveling to Sam’s Club locations. Get the details of Walmart’s latest blockchain move and review its progression utilizing blockchain over the last few years.

Amazon and Walmart are reportedly considering purchasing FreshDirect, as J.P. Morgan quietly seeks potential buyers. Get the details.

Walmart’s new delivery service, in which associates deposit online grocery orders directly into refrigerators, is now available to over one million customers. Find out how much the time-saving, next-gen service costs consumers.

Target's inventory, digital solutions and next-gen fulfillment platforms will power new Toys"R"Us store and online experiences. Learn the details of the innovative partnership and relaunch of the Toys“R”Us brand.

Digital is down slightly, store sales dropped, and the company is gearing up to name a new CEO. Get the latest on BB&B’s store closing plans and efforts to steer the business into the beyond.  

Amid a charged crowd in Dallas, Kevin Sterneckert, CMO, Symphony RetailAI, opened the Xcelerate, Breathing AIR into Retail event. Uncover how two days packed with exciting presentations really drove home the idea that knowing your customers is the key to never losing them.

Costco is working to mitigate the effects of tariffs on the cost of goods by, among other things, negotiating lower prices and seeking other sources of production, but options are limited.

The new service meets growing demand driven by e-commerce to deliver heavy, bulky items into homes and businesses.

Together, Kibo and Monetate will provide retailers with a powerful set of solutions to curate personalized customer experiences across channels. See what the deal means for customers of both solution providers.

The new e-commerce fulfillment technology will allow the grocer to maximize space in its stores while simultaneously expanding its online shopping capabilities. Read on to discover how Meijer plans to leverage micro fulfillment to supercharge the digital shopping experience.

The veteran retail thought leader will head the strategy group and is charged with ensuring the retailer achieves operational excellence and an evergreen strategic planning process.

Cornershop will continue to operate under its current leadership, leveraging Uber technology to scale its operations across Latin American and Canada. Get the latest on Uber’s inroads into grocery retailing.

The writing is on the digital display wall: the physical store of the future must be infused with technology if it’s going to survive. This exclusive RIS special report explores how retailers are rethinking their brick-and-mortar models and piloting new tech solutions today in order to develop the flourishing store of tomorrow.

Walgreens customers can now drop off e-commerce returns at a local Walgreens location for shipment back to a host of retailers. Get the latest on the returns management partnership.

The new hyper-curated service is made possible by the company’s increasing gains in data science.

The specialty retailer is in the early stages of a nationwide rollout of a new fulfillment platform that will streamline and enhance its last-mile delivery capabilities. Learn the details and the new partnership that makes it possible.

The surging jewelry retailer has deployed a cutting-edge retail management solution to ensure customers receive the level of service they have grown accustomed. See which solution suite Kendra Scott implemented and how it is helping associates do their jobs better at scale.

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