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Food Retail Outlook for 2019

Food retailing may be the last major sector to experience digital disruption, but it will make up for lost time in 2019.

A predictable list of America's favorite retailers top dunnhumby's second annual Retailer Preference Index.

​​​​​​​Anheuser-Busch InBev may not be a classic technology company, but it is innovating at the pace of a digital start-up and bringing surprising disruption to the beer and beverage industry.

​​​​​​​Who needs economists when the spending behavior of American shoppers provides a more accurate read on consumer sentiment and their outlook for the future.

The National Retail Federation’s chief economist feels good about the organization’s holiday sales forecast after figures for November retail sales increased 5%.

Artificial intelligence is impacting every facet of the retail world and consumer experience. Now a new book from several industry leaders to provides a practical guide for how AI can generating growth and customer loyalty – and a glimpse of what the future holds.

A new survey of executives involved in mergers and acquisitions has taken a negative turn heading into 2019.

The ability to pay without swiping or dipping – contactless payment – is poised to grow dramatically and the good news for retailers is many already have the hardware in place to further reduce friction for shoppers.

Paint can be tinted an infinite number of colors so why not fabric. Leading fabric and craft retail JOANN, operator of 865 stores, wondered the same thing and decided to do something about it.

Kroger can’t lay claim to being a growth company just yet, but continued progress on business model transformation initiatives dubbed Restock Kroger shows there is hope for traditional grocers looking to remain relevant in the digital age. Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen will have p

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.

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