RIS’ Editorial Standards

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Editorial Mission

In an industry as fast-paced and hypercompetitive as retail, business executives must be aware of and understand how to best leverage the latest disruptions, transformations and innovations. 

RIS is the essential source of such information and insights to help retail executives do their jobs better — providing high-value, unique, trusted, relevant content, peer engagement opportunities, and access to best-in-class solutions and strategies for making smarter information technology and business decisions.

Our diverse and mobile-optimized digital content, networking, and event portfolio provides retail industry executives access to the intelligence they need to lead their organizations in adapting to change, keeping competitive, and maximizing profits and productivity.

Editorial Goals

High standards for the quality and trustworthiness of the information and perspectives RIS provides to our audience are fundamental to the success of our business. 

The consistent key goals for all of our editorial content is to be independent, fair and accurate. We aim to provide high-value information from knowledgeable expert sources that helps our audience make the best possible decisions for their businesses. 

In addition, the RIS editorial team leverages the collective brainpower and influence of its Executive Council - made up of industry insiders and thought leaders - to inform its reporting and editorial planning. 

Sourcing Transparency

Any information we publish that has not been created by the RIS team is attributed to the source from which it was derived. Any content paid for by an advertiser is clearly labeled as “sponsored content.” Any content that is editorially independent but created with the help of specific funding from an advertiser may be labeled “sponsored by” or “presented by.”


We make every effort to verify and fact check the information we publish. 

If you believe something we publish is inaccurate, please notify RIS Editor-in-Chief Jamie Goodman via [email protected]. Any errors will be corrected as soon as possible. 

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