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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.

What Is Retail’s Fastest Growing Tech Job?

As digital sales continue to make up a bigger piece of the retail pie, traditional in-store staff numbers are shrinking and tech jobs are rising in prominence. Find out which IT title is growing the fastest and the skills needed to claim a sought after position.

Amazon, Whole Foods and Best Buy—The Latest

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos disclosed for the first time that its Prime loyalty program now exceeds 100 million paid members worldwide. In addition, Whole Foods shut down its rewards program, teasing what's coming from Amazon, while Best Buy announced a new partnership with the e-commerce behemoth.

Would shoppers rather receive deliveries in their car than directly inside the home? Amazon has launched the service in 37 cities, moving beyond well beyond lockers in its recent innovations to avoid porch piracy.

Blockchain technology may have an enormous impact on the retail industry and 2018 is shaping up to be a critical year. Learn how these five retailers have been exploring blockchain and are now moving forward with real-world uses for the technology in our April feature.

Looking to capitalize on the popularity of Amazon’s Prime Day, Wayfair is debuting its own one-day sales holiday tomorrow. Learn the details of Way Day, and the retailer’s plan to recreate Black Friday magic this spring.

The retailer has announced an aggressive investment plan to evolve the foundational structure of the company. Learn how a new strategic focus coupled with cutting-edge technology will help BB&B improve its merchandising, pricing, service, and digital experience.

The Gap

When you are a $16-billion retailer such as The Gap you think long and hard before starting a heart-and-lungs transplant, which is what retailers often call replacing such core systems as merchandising and inventory management.

Upscale furniture chain RH's CEO Gary Friedman says the retailer is "going to have the best operating model in the world when we are done." Uncover the details of the multi-year operating platform architecture Friedman thinks is going to be the best investment RH has ever made.

"The start of the year has been tough," acknowledged H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson, who is dealing with the fashion retailer's escalating inventory issue. Here are five things the company says it's doing to right the ship.

In retail, artificial intelligence arms retailers with sharper forecasting tools to make smarter business decisions. Explore six ways in which AI is helping retail.

This annual look at the world’s most valuable tech brands is filled from top to bottom with retailers and retail solution providers. See which industry stalwarts made the coveted list and how much their brands are worth.

Following successful pilots, Target is scaling curbside pickup and same-day home delivery of in-store purchases. Learn the details of the retailer’s newest fulfillment capabilities.

The retail giant has earmarked $1 billion for a technology refresh. It has already spent half of that fortune and will spend the other half over the next three years. Learn Walgreen’s plans to upgrade its tech stack.

Download RIS/CGT's annual analytics benchmark research and rate your organization's analytics maturity against the industry leaders.

Rite Aid's sophisticated new tools and technology are enabling the drugstore retailer to offer hyper personalized offers. Meanwhile, the retailer continues to convert stores to its "wellness format" as its merger with Albertsons looms in its future.

How to successfully blend art and science to personalize the shopping experience both in-store and out while avoiding the dreaded ‘creepy’ factor.

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

Walmart Going All-In on Its Pickup Tower Concept

The retailer’s limited in-store pickup tower deployment was a rousing success, spurring rapid expansion across the chain. Find out Walmart’s plan to scale the technology and the new features it is adding to further enhance the experience.

Brookstone's new retail platform gives makers and tech brands faster access to stores and accelerates the collection of customer feedback essential to product development.

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.

Now shoppers can get a pizza delivered to the beach. Learn the details of how Domino's is redefining delivery convenience.

As president Trump looks to implement aggressive tariffs on imported goods the ramifications will be felt across the U.S. economy and retail could be one of the hardest hit. Is it time for retailers to hit the panic button?

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.

ShopTalk

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.

Download this Roadmap report and discover how to build a nimble and collaborative supply chain that has the back-end firepower to meet demand whenever and wherever it strikes.

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