- 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.Our Focus
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.Get Involved
RTech Startup Network
Startup Network is composed of startups focusing on enterprise technologies that meet the unique needs of retailers.
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.
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.
COVID-19 Response Technologies
Showcasing solutions designed to answer the pressing challenges that retailers are facing due to COVID-19 to the forefront.
Sign Up for RIC Newsletter
Stay connected! Sign up to receive information on the latest news, Retail Innovation offerings and events.
RTech Investor Network
Composed of venture capitalists, incubators, and accelerators with a focus on retail technologies, innovations, and digital transformation.
Become a Retail Innovation Center Strategic Partner
Information on Sponsorship Opportunities for the Retail Innovation Center.
CB4 Digital Pitch
Retailers like Levi's, LIDL, and Kum & Go use CB4 AI to find quick in-store fixes to boost sales. Also: Easiest. Onboarding. Ever.Learn More
Circular Innovations for an Evolving Retail World
Insights from Closed Loop Partners as part of a series on innovation concepts relevant to retail.Learn More
On-Demand Labor Marketplace
Veryable's on-demand labor marketplace enables businesses to flex labor up and down with demand. (Members-only. Please log-in to access)Learn More
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.”
Retail Resources for Coronavirus
Providing a Safe Commute is Now a C-Suite Conversation
- By [Sam Ryan]
Tech Helps Keep Retail Distribution Moving
- By [Jess Dankert]
Textile Circularity: The Missing Links Webinar
CB4 Digital Pitch
Retailers Recognize ThirdEye Labs for Innovation in AP
- By [Lisa LaBruno]
Cahoot Digital Pitch