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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.

Publix First Grocer to Trial Instacart Meals

Publix will be the first grocer to blend the lines between the physical and digital grocery experience with Instacart Meals. Find out how the new service will bring yet another grocery aisle online, while boosting the customer experience and aiding Publix’ digital transformation.

Express Turnaround Plan Includes 100 Store Closings

Apparel retailer and mall staple Express will shutter 15% of its fleet, restructure its corporate workforce, and relaunch its loyalty program as part of its turnaround plan. Find out more.

A strong retail brand helps attract customers and talented staff, while fostering loyalty among both. See which U.S. retailers joined Amazon, Walmart and The Home Depot on this annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands.

There are few better metrics of success than being admired by your peers. Check out this ranking of the 10 retailers that thousands of executives, directors and analysts admire the most.

As the name implies, the NRF Big Show is mammoth. Three short days is never enough to see everything--but never fear. RIS’ annual look at the key sessions, events and trends from this year’s show will catch you up on what you might have missed.

The office supplies retailer is offering customers same-day delivery thanks to a new strategic tech partnership. Find out who Office Depot aligned with to bring the in-demand service to its customers.

As part of its planned 50th anniversary celebration next year, the retail coffee giant has committed to a number of sustainability initiatives, including reducing its carbon footprint significantly over the next decade. Find out how Starbucks plans to further its eco-commitment.

The retailer has named a new CMO for Walmart U.S. and appointed the COO of Sam’s Club to take over as COO for Walmart U.S. Get the details of this post-holiday shakeup.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is prioritizing investments in mass personalization and reinventing the pharmacy prescription journey, putting $500 million of capital ex behind digital and development this year.

Target suffered holiday sales below expectations and additionally has announced several leadership changes, including a new chief stores officer and new chief merchandising officers.

H-E-B has jumped ahead of Amazon and Costco to dethrone Trader Joe’s as the top U.S. grocery retailer in the 2020 dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index. Uncover all 14 grocers on the list and garner key findings from the study.

Walmart’s home-grown Alphabot tech is finally fully operational and expected to have a transformative impact on its supply chain. See how Alphabot is working alongside Walmart associates to revolutionize its online grocery pickup and delivery process.

Buy-online-pickup-in-store, better known as BOPIS, isn’t just a trend — it’s becoming a staple of modern retail. RIS takes a look at how far the retail industry has come with this tech and examines where top retailers are with their BOPIS plans in 2020.

Retail has been rapidly evolving and 2020 will be no different. To stay ahead, retailers need to know the hot trends before they emerge. You don’t want to miss industry insider Justin Honaman’s annual look at the top retail tech trends to watch in the New Year.

The new handheld computers are live across the retailer’s stores and distribution centers and have helped cut operational costs while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction. Get all the details on the next-gen devices.

With its grocery client base doubling over the past year, Instacart is investing heavily in its customer experience with the release of a feature-laden new pickup solution. Find out what the new tech can do.

Lowe’s newest c-suite member has been named one of Forbes' Top 50 CMOs in the World three years running and is a National Retail Federation power player. See which industry superstar snagged the coveted post.

Nordstrom is utilizing a robotic solution to fulfill its west coast beauty orders. See a video of the tech and find out how autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are helping the retailer gain shorter delivery times, improved in-store stock positions, and an enhanced customer experience.

Uncover how Shoe Carnival will harness retail tech to deliver localized assortments tailored to its specific customer segments, markets, channels and locations.

To complete the certificate, students had to participate in a capstone project that addressed a marketing challenge using real data and digital software tools included in the SAS suite. Hear the latest on unique program.

Walmart is kicking off 2020 by expanding its in-house advertising offering with the launch of a new partner network. Find out what this means for advertisers.

While other retailers are closing doors, Dollar General continues to rapidly expand its physical footprint year after year. In 2020, the discount retailer has 1,000 new stores and 50% more remodeling projects planned. Learn about its expansion plans and the five additional ways its driving its business.

2019 was a year of big change in the grocery space, but even bigger changes are coming for 2020 – here are the top three trends to keep an eye on.

The regional grocers can now tap into shopper data and behavior, using sophisticated machine learning algorithms to serve relevant product content to customers throughout the shopping journey.

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