How Target is embracing the human touch to beat the competition

How Target is embracing the human touch to beat the competition

Instead of resisting change when new competitors such as e-commerce retailers and on-demand delivery services came into the market, Target is investing in its digital infrastructure to meet the needs of changing shopping habits.

Wayfair launches one-day Way Day retail shopping experience

Wayfair launches one-day Way Day retail shopping experience

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and now comes Way Day, which will take place April 25 at Wayfair.com. The retailer is launching its own retail 'holiday' shopping event as customers want free fast shipping and an easy way to shop.

Mobile wallets: What's stopping retail consumers from jumping on the bandwagon

Mobile wallets: What's stopping retail consumers from jumping on the bandwagon

A TSYS study reveals mobile wallet users intend to use mobile payments more at brick-and-mortar retailers. But intent and actual use could vary based on a number of factors such as a smooth experience and security concerns.

Evolving payments tech challenges merchants to keep pace with shoppers' expectations

Evolving payments tech challenges merchants to keep pace with shoppers' expectations

Retailers must be aware of what's changing in payments to better serve their customers. That was the overarching message to retailers from a group of executives on a panel at the recent Oracle Industry Connect in New York City.

Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market on the future of the grocery store

Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market on the future of the grocery store

While e-commerce continues to expand, consumers still want to visit the store for fresh food. Supermarkets need to find ways to improve the in-store shopping experience and integrate it with digital interaction.

Intel's Christie Rice talks customer experience, digital innovations

Intel's Christie Rice talks customer experience, digital innovations

The ICX Association sat down with Intel’s Christie Rice, worldwide global digital signage and interactive kiosk segment director for the Intel's IoT Group, to find out what Intel's up to when it comes to enabling interactive customer experiences. Rice is also Intel’s new representative on the association’s advisory board.

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

While Amazon preps to expand Amazon Go, its cashierless retail shopping strategy, Berkeley Research Group leader Keith Jelinek offers insight on what's ahead with cashierless checkout and why consumer response is a key part of potential success.

Personalization, physical-digital integration dominating retail innovation

Personalization, physical-digital integration dominating retail innovation

Recognizing the need for both physical stores and e-commerce, retailers seek solutions — including self-serve kiosks — to deliver more interactive customer experiences.

Watch out Amazon Go, China's BingoBox is on the move

Watch out Amazon Go, China's BingoBox is on the move

BingoBox, an unmanned c-store, already has 300 locations in China, and plans to expand internationally. The project has received significant venture funding.

Mall of America embracing chatbot to boost retail customer experience

Mall of America embracing chatbot to boost retail customer experience

The Mall of America's limited chatbot experience led to a more robust deployment this past holiday season and is part of the mall's overall digital technology strategy.

Digital transformation a reality for grocery brands, retailers

Digital transformation a reality for grocery brands, retailers

Retailers and brands share the need to become omnichannel marketers in order to maintain customer loyalty and enhance customer relationships. Because of this, they are sharing data more and undertaking actions to ensure their employees are capable of using digital technology.

Mobile payment: Redefining the customer experience for unattended retail

Mobile payment: Redefining the customer experience for unattended retail

One of the best-attended educational sessions at the recent National Automatic Merchandising Association show in Las Vegas focused on how payment technology innovations — namely mobile payments — are impacting customer expectations.

Researchers predict ‘tipping point’ for grocery e-commerce to arrive in 2025

Researchers predict ‘tipping point’ for grocery e-commerce to arrive in 2025

Changing demographics, a collaboration among retailers and "pure play" digital merchants and dedicated staffing to support e-commerce are among the factors that experts believe will facilitate the transition taking place in the grocery sector.

Lowe's debuts 'view in your space' AR experience

Lowe's debuts 'view in your space' AR experience

The latest AR mobile app experience lets customers view items in a home or yard space during the shopping journey.

Lowe's, Poshmark are improving customer experience via digital innovation

Lowe's, Poshmark are improving customer experience via digital innovation

Retailers that engage customers using today's highly sophisticated digital and mobile tools are finding that these initiatives deliver greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and sales.

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Industry watchers say the retail service effort is a direct shot at Amazon and its dominance as the destination in consumer product search and discovery.

CONNECT Summit targets emerging technology's impact on retail

CONNECT Summit targets emerging technology's impact on retail

Mary Hines, the global head of rewards for Citi, is scheduled to give the opening keynote for the conference.

Macy’s to introduce mobile checkout, VR furniture design experience and more

Macy’s to introduce mobile checkout, VR furniture design experience and more

Macy's has recognized the characteristics of its target shopper and is committed to offering her a more personalized experience, as well as mobile checkout and a virtual furniture design experience.

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

While encouraged by customer response Amazon isn't ready to announce much about its plans for its innovative cashierless store. The company is making sure the technology, which utilizes machine learning and computer vision to eliminate the need for cashiers, continues to function seamlessly.

Will Amazon deliver the next generation of financial services?

Will Amazon deliver the next generation of financial services?

Dr. Louise Beaumont, strategic adviser at Sapient Consulting, discusses the e-commerce giant's potential interest in banking.

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