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RIC Startup Network Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

The Startup Network includes nearly 200 startups that are addressing various challenges retailers face from last mile delivery to training employees. Learn More

  • June 17, 2021

Blog Post
Newmine Insights: Creating Positive Returns

It’s time to address the industry old problem of returns, rather than viewing it as a cost of doing business. Learn More

  • June 15, 2021

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Packaging Sustainability: Retail State of Play

Recent programming around reusable packaging & business models helps shine a light on where progress is being made & where the challenges persist. Learn More

  • June 15, 2021

Blog Post
Meet the Startup Innovation Awards Finalists

Startups will have a chance to pitch on the main stage at RILA’s upcoming Retail Asset Protection & LINK: Supply Chain Conferences, collocated in Orlando, FL August 17-20. Learn More

  • June 2, 2021

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DEI Stories: Kroger & Black Girl Ventures Collaboration

An exclusive Q&A with Kroger’s Sunny Reelhorn Parr and Black Girl Venture’s Shaunda Lambert, on the importance of supporting diverse founders and inspiring change within the retail industry. Learn More

  • April 27, 2021

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Pursuing an ecosystem-friendly retail strategy

Retailers should carefully consider how their capabilities may serve other ecosystem players and which players may bring additional capability and value to retailers. Learn More

  • April 21, 2021

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Inside the New York Fashion Tech Lab

RILA's Retail Innovation Center sat down with NYFTLab Managing Director Jackie Trebilcock to learn more about NYFTLab’s program and what makes it a great opportunity for both startups and retailers alike. Learn More

  • April 12, 2021

Blog Post
Four Startups Driving Workforce Innovation in Retail

Four startups designing innovative solutions to some of retailers’ top workforce-related challenges. Learn More

  • February 25, 2021

Press Release
Online Marketplaces Should be Required to Verify Seller Info

Leading retailers support the INFORM Consumers Act to curb organized retail crime. Learn More

  • July 23, 2020

Blog Post
Retail in 2020: Promoting Competition & Innovation

Retail industry focused on promoting competition and driving innovation in 2020. Learn More

  • February 19, 2020

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