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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.

Pier 1 Explains What Went Wrong and Considers Closing Stores After Disappointing Sales

Pier 1 presented a new action plan to right the ship after sales tanked 19% in its fourth quarter.

The Kroger Co. and robotics company Nuro have expanded their autonomous grocery delivery service to the Houston, TX, market. Get the details and see a video of how the service works.

Inventory errors are the root cause of stock-outs. Download this exclusive infographic to discover how to overcome inventory problems and ensure happy, loyal customers.   

The online shopping and sales resource provides bargain consumers with the scoop on liquidation, store closings, inventory close-outs, and sales events both nationally and in their local communities.

The grocery segment continues to face pressure from online competition, forcing traditional brick-and-mortar chains to up their in-store game. See which grocers joined Trader Joe’s and Aldi in this vital ranking of the store experience.

Deep industry-specific application of artificial intelligence technology simplifies interactions with ERP systems, automates tasks, and facilitates faster operations.

Polymorph’s technology will make advertising with Walmart easier for thousands of brands while delivering more relevant digital ads to consumers. Get the details of Walmart's latest acquisition.

The new offerings were created in collaboration with Google’s ecosystem of retail partners and designed to solve specific business challenges. The solutions leverage Google Cloud’s expertise and innovation in areas like data analytics and AI.

IKEA is opening a store without inventory on Monday, April 15 and has a mobile launch planned to go along. Get a first look at the IKEA Planning Studio and see what the home furnishings giant has in store for Manhattan city dwellers.

From expansion plans to a shop-online-pickup-in-store rollout, Levi Strauss is on the move. Learn how the 166-year-old apparel maker is strategizing to become a “leading world-class omnichannel retailer,” on the heels of going public in March.

Lee Holman, IHL Group; David Dorf, Infor Retail; and Joe Skorupa, RIS News discuss the trends and technology that will play a major role in 2019. The trio of industry leaders also review the results from RIS’ annual Retail Technology Study.

Walmart is expanding its use of robots, or “smart associates,” as well as rolling out a swath of new pickup towers.

Computer vision plays an important role across retail today, and will play an even more pivotal role tomorrow. Check out these four key ways computer vision technology is being leveraged to give smart retailers an edge.

The rise of dropshipping looks set to continue in 2019 as more online vendors integrate the concept into their operations. Find out why.

Reinventing retail is an obligation to the consumer, an essential commitment that is critical in a dynamic, fast-moving and fiercely competitive marketplace.

Retailers today are faced with a plethora of evolving technologies to solve order management and fulfillment challenges, but never fear, RIS uncovers what you need to know now about the latest technologies.

Ulta Beauty’s in store traffic and online sales are on fire, but it's pushing hard to drive even more omnichannel success.

A growing number of retailers are embracing aspects of real-time retail to connect with customers and drive more sales. Here are three tips to get you started.

The veteran supply chain and IT executive is moving to the c-suite at one of the biggest retailers in the world. See where he is headed and the key role he will play.

The retailer will launch recipes as a paid service digitally, relaunch the Williams-Sonoma recipe app, and leverage emerging technology to transform the supply chain, including machine learning, optimization of the logistics network and robotics and automation.

Reinventing retail is not an option. It is an obligation to the consumer. These takeaways from the 2019 RIS Retail Technology Study will help you chart a strategic course.

6,000 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide will now deliver prescriptions to consumers' doorsteps within hours, making the chore of picking up prescriptions after a doctor's visit no longer necessary.

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