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Our retail magazine provides you a collection of news, articles and other featured content about Supply Chain and Merchandising, including marketing, fulfillment, enterprise resource management, order management, inventory management, and more.

lululemon Gains Momentum Across the Enterprise

Lululemon hits its stride as digital sales spike 35% and it doubles its e-commerce business over the last two years. To keep its momentum going strong it’s gearing up to expand its new loyalty program and BOPIS capabilities, launch a new retail experience, and more. Get the details.

Target Expands Same-Day Shipping, Adds Web Destination to Support It

Target has expanded its same-day shipping services available through Shipt and launched a dedicated web destination for the service.

On the heels of record e-commerce sales Big Lots has launched a buy-online-pickup-in-store pilot and says it expects a full rollout to its stores by the end of summer. Get the details.

The grocer’s AI-powered relationship engine tailors the shopping experience in real-time, allowing Weis to build meaningful relationships with customers.

Examine five areas where AI can make a significant impact for brick and mortar retailers.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's is now offering coffee, tea and food delivery. Find out where and what its plans are to rollout the service.

Apparel retailer Guess? plans to spend up to $65 million this year on investments to its technology infrastructure, store openings and remodels. The tech investment includes using data analytics to improve its inventory management, logistics and distribution, storage site selection and more.

Gatik, a startup deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul logistics, has launched from stealth with Walmart as a partner. Learn how Gatik will fill the critical 'middle mile' part of logistics.

Leading grocers step on the gas to deploy technologies that competitors will find hard to match if they fall behind. Findings in the 4th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study uncover tectonic shifts in digital strategy and analyze 66 individual technologies that grocers can benchmark against.

In the past, retail warehouses made decisions based on historical data. But to meet today’s customers’ demands for on-demand delivery, the industry, and its technology, must shift.

Costco’s plans to double the number of locations with self-checkout may help it alleviate long lines in busy clubs while moderating its front-end labor expenses. Find out more about the warehouse retailer’s next move.

Walmart is conquering last mile delivery by going the last few steps. Starting this Fall it will offer grocery delivery directly into refrigerators to more than a million customers in these three cities. Would you let Walmart into your home?

The apparel retail giant continues to see sales plummet at its namesake stores and plans increased closings to trim under-performing locations from its roster. See how deep Gap intends to cut.

The men’s big and tall apparel retailer is deepening its relationships with existing and new customers by better understanding preferences around promotions, pricing and assortment.

Ikea has been transitioning its print catalogues to be “shoppable” on Pinterest and it said since August, 25,000 Pinterest boards have been created using the tool it created.

Williams-Sonoma’s ongoing tech improvements are bolstering the customer experience and growing engagement, which should continue to be a boon for the retailer as its digital transformation plays out.

As Ulta sets its sights on global expansion, the beauty retailer is making moves to build the store of the future. From AR and AI, to chatbots and BOPIS, learn what innovations Ulta is deploying.

Will GameStop’s “reboot” and leadership changes be enough to turn its business around after sales slid 13%? Hear what the video game retailer has to say about its transformation plans and how it aims to right the ship.

In its battle to improve the customer experience and mitigate cost pressures, Lowe’s Companies recently rolled out a new model to improve associate engagement, 88k mobile devices, and is overhauling its pricing and POS systems.

Retail robotics are no longer science fiction. Automation is increasingly infiltrating the store, the warehouse, and the road as retailers pivot their strategies to become more customer-centric and to handle fulfillment needs.

In this RIS exclusive True Value supply chain VPs James Harrington and Lyndsi Lee discuss the retailer’s five-year supply chain transformation plan and how its latest investments are leading to unheard of levels of inventory accuracy.

Amazon's 2-foot-tall orange robot, dubbed Pegasus, is already helping workers move packages at a sortation center in Denver.

The retailer has gone live with its new apparel-free, small-size format in four markets. Check out this sneak peek at the new stores and the department store chain’s new strategic approach.

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