- Retail Innovation Center
Helping RetailersNavigate Transformation
RILA’s Retail Innovation Center (RIC) equips leading retailers to navigate transformation through innovation and reorient the innovation ecosystem toward retail needs. The RIC connects innovative technologies, investors, startups and retail companies by leveraging its RTech Networks.Get Involved
The Retail Innovation Center partners with leading retailers to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy. Through collaboration and thought leadership, we elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.
Become a Retail Innovation Center Strategic Partner
Information on Sponsorship Opportunities for the Retail Innovation Center.
RILA Startup Innovation Awards
The Innovation Startup Awards recognize new talent in the retail industry who are disrupting the status quo with new innovative ideas and tech.
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Retail Innovation Center Insights on-Demand
Insights On-Demand from blogs from partners, pitch videos highlighting members of RTech Startup Network, and Disrupt Webinars on a variety of topics.
RTech Startup Network
Startup Network is composed of startups focusing on enterprise technologies that meet the unique needs of retailers.
Retail Innovation Center Digital Sponsorship
Looking to share your innovative insights or solutions? Create your digital pitch today.
RTech Investor Network
Composed of venture capitalists, incubators, and accelerators with a focus on retail technologies, innovations, and digital transformation.
Theatre of Experience
Learn about ThenWhat & Intel's Theatre of Experience, a methodology of creating connection and community.View Insights
Retail Innovation Center's Quarterly Perspective
Our RIC Perspective – a new quarterly article that explores the trends we are seeing today and how innovations continue to move the industry forward.View Insights
RILA's The State of Retail Startup Investment Webinar
Hear from RTech Investor Network members Bain Capital Ventures, Dynamo Ventures, and Plug and Play Technology Center.View Insights
Unique Hub for Retail Executives to Connect with Peers
“RILA’s Retail Innovation Center serves as a unique hub for retail executives to connect with peers, learn from innovative thought leaders, and be exposed to the technologies and business models advancing our industry. Their work around COVID Response Technologies demonstrated the Center’s ability to pivot resources and provide timely solutions during a time of crisis.”
- Jun 24 - Jun 24, 2021
Join RILA's Retail Innovation Center in celebrating the Startup Network's 2nd Anniversary with a Pitch Showcase. Four startups will take the stage to share how their solutions are designed to answer some of retail's most pressing challenges. Each startup will also be on-hand for Q&A following their pitch.Go to Event
7 Innovative Retail Trends to Watch in 2021
Newmine Insights: Creating Positive Returns
- By [Navjit Bhasin]
Packaging Sustainability: Retail State of Play
- By [Katie Nicholos, Kaela Martins]
Meet the Startup Innovation Awards Finalists
- By [Katie Nicholos]
Retail Business Services' Startup Seed Immersion Program
- By [Fnu Harsh (Harshvardhan)]
Six Startups Catch Retailers’ Attention
- By [Nicholas Ahrens]
DEI Stories: Kroger & Black Girl Ventures Collaboration
- By [Katie Nicholos]