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Upcoming and on-demand RIS Webinars. To participate in a webinar produced and hosted by RIS please reach out to senior editor Jamie Grill-Goodman for details.

How Vari’s Digital Transformation Prepped It for a Pandemic-Prompted Sales Surge

The change from DTC to B2B for office furniture retailer Vari was a tremendous shift that required pivoting the company’s strategy, people and technology. Learn how it readied itself to manage the pandemic-prompted work-from-home surge.

RIS talked with industry leaders to put deeper context around its recent supply chain benchmark study, including how the tech investments that rose to the top found their way there.  

REGISTER HERE! Date: Nov. 19th, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET Shoppers needs have changed more than ever before in 2020. They were already becoming more digitally engaged before COVID-19 hit, but the pandemic drove faster adoption of technology-based shopping and far higher expectations for personalization as part of the shopper experience.

Learn how companies like Amazon, Stonewall Kitchen and Chewy are leveraging technology to stay connected throughout their customer journeys, while scaling their teams’ expertise to blend their B2B and B2C capabilities.

The rise in contactless fulfillment is nothing new to any retailer that’s sold anything in the last six months. But while taping a paper sign to your door might have cut it during the early days of the pandemic, shoppers are getting savvier and more demanding, and retailers need to follow suit.

Whether a national chain or a mom-and-pop, all retailers were plunged into a new operating model at the onset of COVID-19. In this case study, we explored how two different grocers modernized their route to market and their digital storefronts in order to successfully serve customers during the health crisis.

Although labor has served as AutoZone’s largest expense, the retailer for years struggled with inflexible workforce management systems that were capped off by poor integrations.

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   Massive stock outs and overflowing warehouses are only two of the major problems that rocked the retail supply chain during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While COVID-19 has wrought great uncertainty, dramatic shifts in consumer behavior have also unlocked opportunities for savvy retailers. Learn how a next-gen tech infrastructure coupled with strong leadership can help seize these opportunities.

Consumer goods and retail insiders provide a behind the curtain look at the technology setting the pace for change across the industry today. This webinar series explores the solutions your company needs to drive growth in an increasingly competitive and ever-shifting marketplace.

Data is the new oil and analytics is the refinery — this timeworn phrase continues to hold water, but it’s next-gen analytics taking the driver’s seat in today’s retail industry. We dive into the Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Study 2020 to put even more context behind the numbers.

VIEW ON-DEMAND! Date: August 27th at 2:00 PM EDT Discover how AutoZone, a leading auto parts retailer with over 6,000 stores, improved labor compliance and optimized labor scheduling by implementing intelligent workforce management across all stores. Tom Newbern, Executive Vice President o

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   Consumer behavior is constantly evolving, that is nothing new ― but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this ongoing evolution like never before.

A deep dive into the need for speed in forecasting, what COVID-19 has taught us about the value of statistical forecasting — and how corporate culture can make or break even the best tech stack.

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   Having a solid digital commerce game plan and being able to adapt to new ways consumers shop is top priority for all business leaders.

Inside look into the study methodology, timeline, vendor forms, retailer evaluations, breakout lists, mailing protocols, deadlines and how to optimize your LeaderBoard score.

vIEW ON-DEMAND!   Retailers and consumer goods companies need to be able to react seamlessly in real-time to unforeseen challenges. The worldwide COVID-19 crisis exposed holes in their ability to effectively predict and meet unprecedented demand.

Months of near-lockdown conditions have kickstarted new retail tech strategies and solutions that grocers are ready to embrace. See which ones have been pushed to the forefront and which are ready to move off the back burner.

VIEW ON-DEMAND   The ability for retailers and CPG companies to accurately forecast short-term consumer demand and ensure products are available to consumers when they need them most has been thrust to the forefront with the onset of the worldwide health crisis.

Tech Investment Post COVID-19 explores where retailers may begin to invest once the crisis is behind us and everyone has had a chance to breath.

view on-demand!   The global pandemic is putting increased demand on grocers and their suppliers as the industry continues to operate under extraordinary circumstances.

REGISTER NOW! Date: May 6th, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET In the blink of an eye retail has changed.

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