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Featured Article
On Retail Jobs And Talent
By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor

At last month’s NRF BIG Show, Executive Director of the NRF Foundation and NRF Senior Vice President Ellen Davis gave a talk about the Foundation’s RISEup initiative.

Industry Insights
Overstored Retail Sector Needs To Reduce Footprint By 1B Square Feet, Report Finds

U.S. brick-and-mortar footprint needs to be reduced to curtail declining sales per square foot.

Target's Smartphone Payment Service

New “TargetPay” app will be initially available to Target REDcard holders.

How To Move Beyond Omni-Channel

We know that 2016 was the year of “omni-channel”—but we don’t believe omni-channel goes far enough. To us, omni-channel requires only the ability to accept payments in all channels. It’s a good and necessary step for any business, but it’s not enough in today’s retail environment. Modern consumers demand unified commerce: support for the entire customer journey across all channels, from brick‐and‐mortar to e‐commerce to in‐aisle and beyond.

Everyday Innovation

Every issue of Innovative Retail Technologies features case studies on retailers’ technology and operations success. This particular issue is jam-packed with them. There are 30 stories on proven retail innovation on these pages, in fact. In addition to our regularly scheduled case study programming on the cross-channel, in-store, and loss prevention initiatives at Clarks and Petland, we’ve published briefs on the 2016 Retailer Innovation Awards winners and finalists on pages 7 to 16.

What's In-Store For 2017?

The ball has dropped, the confetti has fallen, and the New Year has officially been ushered in. With 2017 on the horizon, it’s time to look to the future. What does the future hold for retail? Let’s take a look at what a few of our colleagues have to say.

From Innovative Retail Technologies Magazine
Retailer Innovation Awards

Retailer Innovation Award recipients aren’t just doing something new, they’re reaping the business reward for the execution of their innovation.


In 2017, many of the top companies are placing greater emphasis on customer experience. They have realized customer experience leads to better brand differentiation.

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