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A collection of Chain Store Age special reports.

State of the Industry Report and Chain Store Age Top 100

The annual State of the Industry retail review focuses on the game-changing technology that is transforming the way consumers shop. The Top 100 features listing of largest U.S.

Chain Store Age profiles 10 outstanding female executives in retail technology.

Chain Store Age’s 32nd annual Retail Store of The Year design competition recognizes the best in retail and restaurant design from around the world, as well as achievements in sustainability and in-store digital innovation.

This special report from Chain Store Age offers a recap of the issues and trends that surfaced at the NRF’s 2015 Annual Convention & Expo (the “Big Show”).

Learn about emerging brands on the cusp of break-out success and formerly solid brands in need of a reset in this exclusive report, More Climbers & Fallers.

For the second year in a row, retailers’ expansion plans are on an upward trajectory, according to Chain Store Age’s 2011 Store Construction & Outfitting Survey, an annual survey of retail building activity and development costs.

Predictive analytics are a crucial tool for staying ahead of the competition. Applying complex mathematical algorithms to patterns in customer behavior, product sales and other key performance indicators provides insight into otherwise hidden trends that can separate you from your peers.

By downloading this new report by inmoment, retailers can learn how the Experience Hub will allow them to “own the moment,” meaning that whenever, wherever, and however customers choose to initiate engagement, retailers can capture their interest with a cohesive message tailored around their, time-,

Numerous retailers including Neiman Marcus, Groupe Dynamite, C. Wonder and Zenni Optical shared their experiences and insights at the recent Oracle Industry Connect 2014 conference in Boston. Customer speakers discussed a wide variety of issues and topics pertaining to business transformation.

Chain Store Age’s 30th annual Retail Store of The Year design competition attracted entries from around the globe, with Mexican department store company Liverpool taking top honors as Store of the Year for its location in Interlomas, Mexico.

This exclusive report, the 2012 NRF BIG Show Wrap-Up, from Chain Store Age, details some of the  highlights and major themes of the National Retail Federation’s 101st Annual Convention & EXPO.

How 15 leading pharmacy services companies -  traditionalists and start-ups alike - are riding the health IT gold rush and bringing a new wave of  innovation to the HIT segment.

The National Retail Federation’s 100th Annual Convention & Expo—The BIG Show—at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City featured more than 500 exhibiting companies and presentations from a stellar line-up of top-tier retailers, analysts and industry consultants.

The National Retail Federation’s 99th Annual Convention Expo -- The Big Show -- at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City brought together the industry’s leading retailers and solution-providers for four days of business strategizing and educational and networking opportunities.

To sustain once the economy is back in the black however, companies are relying on their new secret weapon: IT integration, the powerful strategy that ties everything together.