- 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
Discover the Retail Innovation Center
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.
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.
Retail Innovation Center Stage
Join us for our LIVE event! The Retail Innovation Center Stage will bring to life the theme of “Investing in the Future” that will spark curiosity and understanding around retail’s innovation ecosystem.
Become a Retail Innovation Center Strategic Partner
Information on Sponsorship Opportunities for the Retail Innovation Center.
Sign Up for RIC Newsletter
Stay connected! Sign up to receive information on the latest news, Retail Innovation offerings and events.
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.
Insights On-Demand Highlights
Theatre of Experience
Learn about ThenWhat & Intel's Theatre of Experience, a methodology of creating connection and community.View Insights
Retail Technology Quarterly
In this RTQ, we dive into three topics that have our attention this summer: Workforce, Enabling Retail Operations, and Resilient Brick & Mortar.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.”
- President, Chief Executive Officer
- Ulta Beauty, Inc.
- Bolingbrook, IL
Latest Retail Innovation Center Insights
7 Innovative Retail Trends to Watch in 2021
Three Lessons from Single-Use Plastic Bag Bans
- By [Derek Mak]
Using Weather & Climate Data to Advance Retail
Digital Twin: A Hot Trend in Metaverse Tech
- By [Ireti Adesanya]
Three Takeaways from The Lead Innovation Summit
- By [Ireti Adesanya]
Retail Innovation Center X Recurate
Tractor Supply Hosts Inaugural Life Out Here Hackathon