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The digital first CEO transforming Sam's Club

Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner has innovation on his mind and is building a warehouse club retailer for the next generation. Costco should be as concerned about Sam's as Amazon is about Walmart.

The blurry line between retail and restaurants

Restaurant delivery isn’t new, but in the age of meal kit mania and grocerants, where all types of operators are vying for share of stomach, traditional retailers face an expanded market opportunity with new competitive dynamics.

The perfect demand forecast is the retail equivalent of Sasquatch or the Lochness Monster. The rumored existence of a perfect forecast, unlike those mythical creatures, will be confirmed in 2019 thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence.

A strategic alliance between Nielsen and Microsoft is focused on helping consumer goods companies uncover growth and accelerate innovation.

Walmart is planning to build what it is calling an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York.

The inaugural Groceryshop event held Oct. 28-31 in Las Vegas was focused on innovation and food retailing's uncertain future. Here's eight things you need to know.

We now know what Walmart's response is to Amazon Go, and it's not going to be at Walmart at all. At least not yet.

Walmart is joining Albertsons and other food retailers on an effort to merge e-commerce orders and recipes.

CVS is piloting an Amazon Prime-like membership program that aims to generate loyalty among shoppers.

What do CVS, Target, H-E-B, and Walgreens have in common? They are among a group of two dozen retailers who understand the nation's healthcare system is on an unsustainable trajectory and retail has a larger role to play in delivering products, services and superior outcomes.

Walmart is continuing to push the boundaries of retail by getting rid of a shopper's most dreaded part of the holiday shopping experience: checkouts.

7-Eleven Inc. is piloting mobile self-checkout at 14 convenience stores in the Dallas area.

Albertsons is looking to automate a new micro-fulfillment center in one of its grocery stores using robot-powered technology.

At Schnucks supermarkets, the future is robots, and the future is already here.

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