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Upcoming and on-demand RIS Webinars. To participate in a webinar produced and hosted by RIS please reach out to editorial director Joseph Skorupa for details.

Retail Roadmap to Next-Generation Digital Readiness

REGISTER NOW! Date: Dec. 5, 2019 @ 2 PM EST No matter how successful your retail organization is the hard cold fact is that your technology and underlying systems are racing toward obsolescence.

Optimizing Mobile Services to Power Next-Gen Omnichannel Stores

REGISTER NOW! Date: Nov 19th, 2019 @ 11 AM ET Mobile services are booming in retail ranging from shoppers using mobile apps while in stores to sales associates using mobile devices to deliver omnichannel experiences to shoppers.

Today, network concerns can strangle innovation in stores. Luckily, the evolution of wireless broadband is helping retailers — both inside and beyond brick and mortar stores — keep technologies such as IoT devices, back-office applications, POS, video surveillance, guest WiFi, and more connected at all times.

Turnover is high, unemployment is low, wages are rising, and younger employees are as demanding as younger shoppers. Find out how to weather this perfect storm for rising labor costs and turn the challenge into an opportunity.

Many retailers depend on disconnected systems for demand forecasting and are missing the big picture when it comes to how fresh impacts center store categories and vice-versa. Joe Skorupa, Editorial Director for RIS News, and Kevin Sterneckert, Chief Marketing Officer for Symphony RetailAI discuss why retailers need a holistic view of consumer demand across all categories.

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   Retail is riding a major wave of digital store investment.

View ON-Demand   The RIS Software LeaderBoard is one of the most highly regarded and widely read studies in the industry. It is used by retailers when planning new software investments and implementations, and by investors researching mergers and acquisitions.  

Djamel Toubrinet, Cegid; James Stratton, Ascent Enterprise Solutions; Dick Calio, R.J. Calio Consulting; and Joe Skorupa, RIS discuss how to capture missed opportunities and become a leader in today’s retail environment. This panel of industry leaders also provide tangible advice to ensure you never miss a sale.

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   Turnover is high, unemployment is low, wages are rising, and younger employees are as demanding as younger shoppers.

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.

view ON-DEMAND! Date: Wednesday, July 24 at 2 PM EDT Industry data and case studies from market leaders reveal an enormous opportunity for retailers to improve topline and bottom line results if they take the right steps to capture the huge amount of lost sales they miss every day. Jo

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   The fourth annual RIS-Progressive Grocer Tech Trends Study uncovers a second wave of innovation sweeping through grocery retailing. The first wave was about catching up to digital retailers and omnichannel shoppers.

VIEW ON-DEMAND Growth and optimism are taking shape in a year characterized by aggressive plans for digital transformation, experiential retailing and game-changing innovation.

Join Nikki Baird and Joe Skorupa for this special post-NRF webinar, as they take a deep dive into the hottest trends seen and heard at this year’s Big Show and explain what retailers need to know about them.

Microsoft's extended support for Windows 7 will run out on January 14, 2020 — meaning no more patches, security updates or service packs that help protect retailers from intrusion. With the clock ticking, retailers have important homework to do to make a smart post-Windows 7 decision.

The last year at RIS News' has been a busy one, packed with Webinars offering perspectives from retail experts on a variety or top-of-mind technology subjects. Here we list our 5 most popular Webinars of the year.