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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.

Home Depot Invests In Its Retail Experience

Home Depot is now seven months into a three-year investment plan and the changes are paying off. Learn how the home improvement retailer is fixing up its own stores and supply chain to bolster the customer experience.

Kroger Tests Self-Driving Vehicles for Grocery Delivery at Fry's Food Stores

Kroger is officially testing new technology in Arizona that may revolutionize grocery shopping. Get a fist look at the Toyota Prius fleet driving the tech.

On the heels of skyrocketing sales and a 120% service revenues spike, it looks like the Office Depot's efforts to transform its retail model are paying off. Learn what the retailer is doing to become more service oriented and how these moves have revenue soaring.

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The Vitamin Shoppe's digital sales soared 40% in Q2 and it plans to invest $30 million in digital. Can online improvements, grassroots marketing, vendor collaboration and the massive investment keep the momentum going?

Target is in the midst of remodeling over 1,000 stores across the U.S. to meet growing shopper demand for an evolved customer experience, but no two stores will look alike. Check out some of the features of the next-gen stores and hear what top Target executives have to say about the efforts.

In our July feature story RIS looks at how Amazon and Walmart stack up when it comes to Loyalty Programs, Acquisitions, Click and Collect, Grocery Shopping, and Voice Shopping. Then we give readers the chance to weigh in to determine who wins in the "Battle of the Behemoths."

Kroger has launched grocery delivery service "Kroger Ship" in four markets. Learn more on the latest competition for retailers and delivery providers alike.

Checkmate Walmart. Amazon just introduced grocery pickup in 30 minutes.

Walmart is piloting an automated robotics system to help it fulfill shoppers' online grocery orders. See how this tech works to bring the Walmart warehouse into the future.

The acquisition accelerates United Natural Foods ‘Build out the Store’ growth strategy and now makes it one of the largest grocery wholesalers in the world.

Download this Trendagram to learn how digital lockers and next-gen vending machines offer retailers a multifunctional solution for services and security.

JDA is building cognitive SaaS solutions on Microsoft’s Azure platform to deliver an intelligent, autonomous supply chain to its retail clients.

As revenue and profits continue to shrink, Pier 1 has announced an aggressive reinvention of its brand and technology suite. Learn the retailer’s vision for its future and how it will make it a reality.

Every so often technology emerges that is so far ahead of everything else it seems like magic. Ocado, builder of the Ocado Smart Platform of automated robotic systems for grocery warehouses, falls into this category..

Retail success is impossible without knowledgeable and innovative leaders willing to put in the work to move the industry forward. See which 10 industry stalwarts were chosen for RIS’ annual look at retail’s most influential.

Walmart is testing a program that shuttles shoppers in autonomous cars to and from Walmart stores to pick up groceries. Learn more about this futuristic shopping scene.

The two tech powerhouses joined forces over a year ago and their partnership continues to evolve and bear fruit. Learn the latest on the monumental collaboration in this exclusive RIS interview.

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Nike analyzed buying patterns, app usage and engagement of local LA-area NikePlus members to curate its first Nike Live concept store. Get a peek at the design, inventory and features, before the store opens to the public.

An executive’s guide to new trends, consumer behavior, retail disruption, innovation, technology and the rapidly changing landscape of the industry.

The grocer is bringing one hour delivery to two dozen markets, with more on the way.

Several months after H&M admitted it was stuck with about $4.3 billion worth of unsold clothes, the fashion retailer says interruptions caused from the change of the logistic systems caused a build up of products it could not allocate. Learn how H&M seeks to improve this inventory backlog.

Oracle's inventory cloud service enables retailers to connect customers with items, sizes, and colors, no matter where the item resides.

Sharpen your pricing and promotions in advance of the all-important holiday season.

You do not want to miss this inaugural list of 75 of the most innovative companies in retail technology.

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