Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle

Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle

As Prime Day arrives Monday, expanded this year a bit to 36 hours, at least one retail competitor is fighting back.

2018 Top 100: Amazon still rules but Costco beats out Target

2018 Top 100: Amazon still rules but Costco beats out Target

This year's Retail Customer Experience Top 100 report reveals what online and brick-and-mortar players are doing to advance the customer experience. It also reveals that Costco beat out Target to land in third place -- no small news.

How Carnival Cruise is taking customer experience to the next level

How Carnival Cruise is taking customer experience to the next level

John Padgett, Carnival Cruise chief experience and innovation officer, outlined the company’s digital and guest-centric strategy in a keynote at the recent ICX Summit conference.

Glossier engaging customers by spurring interaction, communication

Glossier engaging customers by spurring interaction, communication

Much discussion in retail marketing today focuses on the need to improve the online shopping experience. Glossier is not only addressing this challenge, but is taking a unique approach by facilitating communication among customers.

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

Rafik Hanna, senior director of Taco Bell’s All Access, shared insight on how the QSR is transforming to drive a best-in-class customer experience and why technology is always at the forefront in a keynote address at the recent ICX Summit

Hurdling obstacles in retail kiosk deployments

Hurdling obstacles in retail kiosk deployments

Kiosks and digital signage improve the customer experience, which can translate into improved sales for retailers, but the journey typically has obstacles to overcome. Two veterans of the journey shared their experiences.

Discover how Michael Kors, Bonobos are tapping iPad, retail apps to drive sales

Discover how Michael Kors, Bonobos are tapping iPad, retail apps to drive sales

Retailers are boosting sales, and the customer experience, by putting innovative mobile device technology into the hands of store associates. Learn more by watching and listening to a webinar sponsored by CompuCom and hosted by Tulip Retail.

ICX Summit exhibitors showcase tech innovation

ICX Summit exhibitors showcase tech innovation

One of the highlights of this year's ICX Summit in Dallas was the wealth of innovation on display at the ICX Discovery Zone, where attendees received hands-on demonstrations of customer engagement technology.

Kiosk trailblazer Panera Bread tapped as ICX Influencer of the Year

Kiosk trailblazer Panera Bread tapped as ICX Influencer of the Year

The Interactive Customer Experience Association last week honored excellence in interactive customer experience at this year's Elevate Awards dinner party to recognize and honor the individuals and organizations setting the pace in using technology to elevate the customer experience.

What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

Digital signage works when it comes to increased sales, stronger customer engagement and meeting consumer needs. But it requires a strategy and objective well before the hardware and software decision.

Legacy mall home to cutting-edge retail customer experiences

Legacy mall home to cutting-edge retail customer experiences

The Microsoft store, Fossil, Lego and Tesla offer up unique interactive customer experiences within the 53-year-old NorthPark Center mall in Dallas.

AI can boost customer engagement if brand is open to change

AI can boost customer engagement if brand is open to change

Artificial intelligence can allow retailers to improve the customer experience and gain valuable insights, but it is necessary to identify the core capabilities the company hopes to attain and be willing to make organizational changes.

Augmented reality more accessible to retailers, brands

Augmented reality more accessible to retailers, brands

Though AR is still in its infancy at retail, a pair of presenters at Infocomm said that it offers a new way to excite consumers, and is more economical than creating physical experiences.

Why the future of retail belongs to visual discovery

Why the future of retail belongs to visual discovery

Pinterest provides a visual tool to enable the discovery process online. Millions of consumers already use Pinterest to get ideas for everyday needs — food, apparel and home décor.

Considering franchising? Avoid top missteps to achieve success

Considering franchising? Avoid top missteps to achieve success

There are plenty of mistakes new franchisors make when embarking on expanding their brand and they range from missteps in operational strategy to not focusing on the customer experience.

Cycle Gear taps data analytics to steer retail business forward, boost customer experience

Cycle Gear taps data analytics to steer retail business forward, boost customer experience

Motorcycle parts and apparel retailer boosts revenue and bottom line with HeadCount's traffic and conversion technology.

5 for 5: Top reasons to attend the ICX Summit

5 for 5: Top reasons to attend the ICX Summit

There are a multitude of reasons to attend the upcoming ICX Summit being held in Dallas in June. Here are five top reasons not to miss the annual event.

How Ocado masters e-commerce grocery in the UK

How Ocado masters e-commerce grocery in the UK

E-commerce has not taken off in the grocery sector as it has in other retail segments in the U.S., nor has it matched the performance of grocery in the U.K. Tim Steiner of Ocado, the U.K.'s leading e-commerce grocer, says the right combination of benefits has evaded e-commerce grocery in the U.S.

Diamond retailer taps blockchain to drive transparency in customer experience

Diamond retailer taps blockchain to drive transparency in customer experience

The TrustChain, a collaborative initiative that involves IBM and a consortium of leaders in the gold and diamond industry, aims to track and authenticate jewels from mine to market to provide transparency to consumers and shoppers.

Ulta Beauty tackles retail change by embracing change

Ulta Beauty tackles retail change by embracing change

Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon says the world continues to have a need for human connection and inspiration within the retail environment and that her company relishes the opportunity to meet consumers' expanding and growing needs.

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