February 17, 2018
Today’s grocery business will be virtually unrecognizable a decade from now. Grocers can learn from markets that are further along on the learning curve.The most successful grocers will be those that invest to offer an omnichannel experience without losing sight of their unique value proposition and what they stand for in the customer’s mind.
February 10, 2018
Latest USA analysis on USA economy across multiple metrics. Shopping center fundamentals reflect an industry that has found stability while shifting and adapting to a new generation of consumers and their preferences.
February 04, 2018
For the first time since the inception of the Brand Finance Global 500 study, technology brands claim all top 5 places in the league table. Amazon now world's most valuable brand according to Brand Finance Global 500 Report.
January 27, 2018
A favorite annual Fortune report. Is your company on this list? No surprises in Top 10. Break out leaders by industry including retail.
January 20, 2018
It is a transformative time in retail. The shopper is clearly in the driver’s seat, enabled by technology to remain constantly connected and more empowered than ever before to drive changes in shopping behavior. From Deloitte, a favorite annual retail report.
January 13, 2018
Retailers plan to increase their overall Enterprise IT spending for the coming year by 5.6%, which is up from last year’s 4.5%. They expect to increase their Store IT spending by 5.8%, which is up from last year’s 4.7%. - RIS / IHL study
January 07, 2018
In 2018, an important tipping point will be reached when, for the first time, more than half of apparel and footwear sales will originate
outside of Europe and North America. McKinsey & Company
December 31, 2017
From bankruptcy filings to store closures to the most unlikely M&A deals, this year has been packed with more than a handful of surprising events and unexpected announcements. Good summary from Fung Global Retail Tech.
December 24, 2017
Welcome to the 2018 edition of Vend’s list of top retail influencers! This year, we’ve expanded the list to 100 influencers (instead of 50) to add more individuals outside of North America and to ensure that we include the most well-deserving folks in the retail industry.
December 16, 2017
Organized Retail Crime (ORC) costs retailers an average of $726,351 per every $1 billion in sales. 94.6% of retailers victim of ORC last 12 months. Latest NRF report.
December 09, 2017
Over the last few years, mergers and acquisitions have been a widespread trend among vendors, which has an impact on the retail
industry as a whole and the RIS Software LeaderBoard in particular. A favorite annual retail industry technology report.
December 02, 2017
Post Thanksgiving at Holiday sales halftime scores suggest that e-commerce is gaining share with a particularly strong reliance on mobile commerce. Retailers are also tapping into more emerging technologies, from augmented reality to robots, in an effort to win shoppers and improve profits. New Research from Bain & Co.
November 25, 2017
The key themes and takeaways uncovered in the Progressive Grocer / RIS News study include: How & why tech budgets are increasing; Identifying services & technologies that reach omnichannel shoppers & provide a competitive edge; Recommended tech purchases that improve management of labor/workforce, store systems, merchandise management, supply chain, analytics & digital commerce
November 18, 2017
As retailers begin to look at their stores as experience centers, they can feel certain that decorating their storefronts to the nines still fits into the modern holiday shopper’s schema. With nearly half of shoppers indicating that holiday in-store shopping is a tradition they will continue to perpetuate, retailers should optimize that preference as much as they can.
November 11, 2017
Signs still point to healthy spending, and Amazon once again has positioned itself to gain share. With an estimated market share of 7%–8% of Bain-defined holiday retail sales, Amazon is expected to capture about 50% of total holiday growth this season. - Bain & Company