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America’s fastest growing retailer feels the burn

​​​​​​​First quarter revenues grew 1,094 percent and sales per square foot topped $6,000 for this retailer which grows, distributes and retails a product that isn’t legal in most states.

Advance Auto Parts shows what innovation looks like in hardlines retail

One of the nation’s leading auto part retailers has completed a major digital initiative aimed at satisfying the needs of a key customer segment.

​​​​​​​To deliver on new consumer expectations, retailers must transform to an operating model characterized by automation, personalization and the right kind of data intelligence.

​​​​​​​Retail Leader has an early Christmas gift for hard to please retailers who want to satisfy shoppers and improve operations. Hint: it involves artificial intelligence, pricing, promotions and profitability.

Technology is changing every aspect of the retail industry, but which solution providers do retailers believe are powering the revolution? The answers can be found in the RIS 2019 LeaderBoard report.

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.

For the first time ever - and to the surprise of virtually no one - more U.S. Black Friday Week technology gift shoppers bought or planned to buy gifts online versus in store.

Technology driven retail innovation will have an even greater impact on the industry in 2019. Especially when it comes to pricing and promotion.

Retailers have embraced the gig economy by investing in technology, automating tasks and relying on crowdsourced labor. The result is a new labor dynamic and productivity imperative for retailers coping with increased wages.

A new era of healthcare has arrived and retail has a major role to play.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Starship Technologies, the maker of autonomous six-wheeled robots that carry groceries to consumer homes, is expanding into the world of package delivery.

The Fresh Market lives up to the value proposition implied in its name at a stunning new prototype store in Charlotte, N.C.

Albertsons innovates a way to stay on trend and offer hot new products.

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