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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.

RIS’ NRF Big Show Preview

RIS' annual curated look at the critical events and sessions from retail's biggest event of the year. Check out this must-read resource before you hit the show floor.

The Future of Retail is as Simple as I.D.E.C.

Retail's real value can be summed up by four things: Idea, Design, Emotion, and Cause.  

Microfulfillment is taking the grocery industry by storm, and Albertsons is doubling down on its commitment to the small-scale, fulfillment centers. Learn the details of the grocer’s plan to scale the solution.

Costco's CFO Richard Galanti comments on the club retailer’s website issues during Thanksgiving and its new Instacart pilot delivering Rx to members. Hear what he had to say to analysts.

Edge computing systems can be used to understand and leverage a retailer's technological resources to promote the highest level of operational efficiency.

The department store retailer is moving to modernize its approach to its supply chain facilities, expanding its work with two tech companies from its San Jose, CA, distribution center to its new facility in Torrance, CA. Find out how it is using Attabotics and Tompkins Robotics technologies to store and sort product more efficiently.

Starting next week Kohl’s stores nationwide will be open 24-hours a day until Christmas Eve to cater to last-minute shoppers. In addition, orders will be available for in-store pickup in as short as one hour.

The annual must-read ranking the best of the best in retail technology. See where your go-to solution provider placed.

As it looks to further its foothold in the booming online grocery arena, Walmart is embarking on an autonomous home delivery pilot in Houston. Learn the details of its new cutting-edge fulfillment option.

Kroger announced it will divest its interest in the Lucky’s Market chain and revealed what it has learned so far from its free grocery pickup test. Find out more about Kroger’s digital customers and the grocer's plans.

A common thread among today’s successful retailers are stores with fast, convenient, omnichannel services. Find specific smart store technologies and strategies to implement in this Targeted Research report.

Despite aggressive markdowns in some segments the retailer has seen profits and sales rise, setting a new standard for success. Read on to learn about AEO’s record-breaking quarter.

Customer feedback is critical to every retailer and essential to the "2020 RIS Software LeaderBoard." Based on retailer feedback, here are the top-10 software vendors of the year.

The 450,000 square foot, tech-filled distribution center will act as the main facility fulfilling Walmart Canada's online orders. Learn all about the new mega DC.

After testing its new GPS delivery tracking technology for much of 2019, Domino's Pizza plans to add the technology to Domino’s stores across the U.S. Get the details.

Walmart Canada's blockchain-based freight and payment network establishes collaboration with 70 third-party trucking companies that transport inventory for Walmart Canada nationally, making it the first enterprise full production blockchain solution launched at a large scale for a mission-critical function.

Best Buy has plenty of reason for cheer this holiday season. Find out how its ongoing fulfillment and website and mobile app improvements are helping the retailer succeed as it enters the holiday rush.

Creating a culture around the customer and their needs has become a roadmap to success for retail stores in an age where online shopping provides shoppers an easier alternative to trekking outside. To update and inspire you, RIS takes a vivid look at the most fascinating customer-centric stores of 2019 and the next-gen tech they spotlight. If you want to remain relevant in 2020, don’t miss this.

Target reported a remarkable third quarter of 2019 and has plenty of reasons to be confident this holiday season, from its stores driving growth, to its accelerating digital channels. Here we examine ten ways Target is leading the retail rebound.

Nordstrom has been giving customers greater inventory selection and faster delivery without increasing inventory levels, while engaging customers by offering express services. Now the retailer says it will accelerate this market strategy to its remaining top 10 markets and open more Nordstrom local service hubs in Los Angeles and New York. Find out how Nordstrom is turning its business model around in 2020.

The online giant has announced plans to build a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center and onboard 500 new full-time workers. See where Amazon is planning to break ground.

The two-level, 8,400 square foot flagship in the heart of NYC features a next-gen store design and experiential features. Learn the details and check out this sneak peek of the retailer’s largest store in the NY metro area.

Kroger is pressing into hot food delivery through “dark kitchens.” Take a look at how Kroger Delivery Kitchen will deliver meals on-demand without service or delivery fees.

A little over a year after CEO Jill Soltau took the reins of JCPenney, the retailer is still struggling to implement a turnaround. Hear the retailer’s plans for visual merchandising and e-commerce improvements as 2020 looms ahead.

IKEA is on a mission to become a circular business by 2030. Find out how its minority investment in Optoro is advancing the company's commitment to creating a more circular economy.

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