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Whole Foods Inventory Management Tech Disaster Leads to Empty Shelves

Getting inventory right is a challenge that every retailer faces.  New retail technology for inventory management is often seen as the way to solve this conundrum, but what happens when retailers get it wrong?

Best of NRF 2018: Top 10 Takeaways

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is gigantic. It is impossible to see and hear it all in three short days. Check out RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show and catch up on what you might have missed.

This may be the easiest way to manager returns yet. Learn what Rent the Runway is doing in their physical locations to ease shoppers' experiences.

For the second year in a row, RIS News kicks off the New Year with a salute to 10 of retail technology’s most influential and innovative women.

Currently 80 stores and 4,000 employees are utilizing The Container Store’s Internet of Things (IoT) wearables, which grant them access to both digital information and one-to-one communication.

Looking across four elements, Ease, Shipping, Price, and Product, explore what retailers should focus on to stay competitive with Amazon.

Beginning in March 2018, new Bed Bath & Beyond stores will be noticeably different to shoppers. Find out why and the new tech the retailer is implementing to make the change.

Rite Aid has agreed to sell Walgreens nearly 2,000 stores, but it will still own and operate more than 2,500 locations following the completion of the deal. How will Rite Aid return its remaining assets to profitability?

A third of consumer goods companies are enduring declining sales and even the industry leaders are posting minuscule gains at best. See how the top CG companies fared in this annual ranking of the industry’s 100 most successful.

The athletic shoe and apparel retailer Finish Line is testing business processes for its new merchandise financial planning and assortment strategy solutions. Learn the details and when Finish Line will finish the project.

Can the local grocery store come to you? Yes. And the fully autonomous, on-demand stores will be on the road a lot sooner than you think.

We asked leading retailers, analysts and solution providers to scan the horizon and predict what the next 12 months will hold for the rapidly transforming retail industry.

A few decades ago, women in high-ranking technology positions were a rarity. Today, women are well represented at every level of IT, so much so that the gender gap is almost a non-issue — almost.

It's becoming imperative for retailers to have a well thought out in-store mobility strategy in place. Learn how brick-and-mortar stores can keep up with online competition, improve operational efficiency, and better manage inventory and control costs.

Check out RIS' annual NRF Big Show preview guide and discover the must-attend sessions and events at this year's expo.

For independent businesses, surviving and thriving in this new world is still possible, it just takes a little bit of strategic focus and planning. Check out these four tips on how small businesses can succeed in the age of Amazon.

The retailer is deploying a next-gen planning and execution solution to better understand customer and basket information and distribute personalized promotions.

While Thanksgiving results impressed, including its best Cyber Monday ever, Pier 1 sales hit the skids in December. Read on and discover what went wrong this holiday season and the retailer’s plan to correct on the fly.

While 2017 trends will continue into the new year, many new challenges are predicted to arise. To stay competitive, it is important for grocery retailers to adapt to these five expected trends for 2018.

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