Become a Retail Innovation Center Strategic Partner

RILA’s Retail Innovation Center (RIC) equips leading retailers to navigate transformation through innovation and reorient the innovation ecosystem toward retail needs. The Retail Innovation Center connects retailers to thought leadership, innovative technologies, and startups by leveraging its RTech Networks and RIC strategic partners.

RTech Startup Network

RTech Startup Network

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RTech Investor Network

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Reserved for companies that (a) have experience in technology and innovation; (b) have clear perspective on innovation and an understanding of the dynamic retail landscape; and (c) are committed to the mission of equipping retailers to navigate transformation through innovation and reorienting the innovation ecosystem toward retail needs; (d) demonstrate a desire to contribute expertise to the RILA community.


  • Co-branding on Retail Innovation Center’s website, research, thought-leadership materials
  • Opportunity to present on one (1) Disrupt Series Webinar on a topic of your choice.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the outputs of RILA’s Retail Innovation Center, including being featured in the RIC newsletter, blog posts, reports, and other materials.
  • Invitation for one (1) representative to attend one (1) “powered by Retail Innovation Center” activity during an executive community meeting at the discretion of RILA and the Community lead.
Carman Wenkoff, EVP and Chief Information Officer of Dollar General on the importance of RTech and the Retail Innovation Center.

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For more information about Retail Innovation Center partnership opportunities, contact Tripp Taylor at

Tripp Taylor
Senior Vice President, Business Development

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