Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart is fulfilling a big part of its one-year-old technology incubation strategy by buying a virtual reality startup. As a leader notes, it's just the start of what Walmart hopes to accomplish with emerging technologies at its Store No 8.

CES serves up a gold mine of self-serve retail innovation

CES serves up a gold mine of self-serve retail innovation

Many of the exhibits in the High Tech Retailing Marketplace and elsewhere on the CES show floor featured self-service technology designed to enable retailers and brands to integrate their physical and digital offerings.

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Consumer fashion rental company is pumping up its retail customer experience with the help of Aila Technologies.

CVS Health chief to take helm at Hudson’s Bay

CVS Health chief to take helm at Hudson’s Bay

Helena Foulkes, a top CVS Health Corp. executive and president of CVS Pharmacy, is taking on the CEO role at Hudson’s Bay come Feb. 19.

CVS Health all about the customer, seamless retail experience

CVS Health all about the customer, seamless retail experience

CVS Health Executive VP and President Helena Foulkes shares insight on the retailer's multi-pronged strategy to boost the customer experience and meet every need of a family's chief medical officer.

Authenticity, change big focus points for retail start-up entrepreneurs

Authenticity, change big focus points for retail start-up entrepreneurs

While five company founders sell everything from beauty products and pizza to retail items and ice cream, they share similar goals when it comes to delivering the next-generation retail customer experience.

Why 1-800-Flowers, eBay, Cosabella are hot for AI

Why 1-800-Flowers, eBay, Cosabella are hot for AI

Three successful and growing retailers share insight on why each is embracing artificial intelligence to drive the retail customer experience forward.

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashier-less checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.

Why Levi's isn't acting its age when it comes to retail customer experience

Why Levi's isn't acting its age when it comes to retail customer experience

The self-described, 165-year-old fashion icon is way beyond just selling jeans these days.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

Frictionless online payment remains elusive for retailers

Frictionless online payment remains elusive for retailers

A CES panel explored the challenges of payments technology, including the friction with online payments, glitches in online payment systems, the lack of retail locations that accept mobile payments and problems specific to cross-border payments.

How to drive customer engagement and thwart potential thieves

How to drive customer engagement and thwart potential thieves

Brick and mortar retailers are engaging customers by offering greater hands-on interaction with products in-store but such greater customer interaction brings the potential issue of retail theft up a notch.

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.

Is staying up with consumer acceptance of automation worth the challenges?

Is staying up with consumer acceptance of automation worth the challenges?

A session on the need to adopt automation in retail drew an overflow audience during the CES show in Las Vegas.

How to capitalize on the OOH viewing experience to keep customers

How to capitalize on the OOH viewing experience to keep customers

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of QYOU Media, explains how retailers can take advantage of DOOH now that customers are watching more video than ever before.

Kiosk Marketplace Influencer of the Year: Under Armour's Christiana DiMattesa

Kiosk Marketplace Influencer of the Year: Under Armour's Christiana DiMattesa

Chrisiana DiMattesa recognized the importance of giving Bostonians a new type of retail experience, leading her to conceptualize a virtual tour of the store prior to its grand opening.

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

While the ecommerce retailer won top shopping destination this past holiday season, and dozens of headlines related its innovations, Amazon is not immune to fail as industry watchers see more than a few weak spots in its influencer armor.

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

With the close of 2017, a year which brought big news in retail customer experience strategy, technology and trends, Retail Customer Experience shares a hefty list of industry watcher expectations for the new year.

3D virtual concierges deliver enhanced retail experiences

3D virtual concierges deliver enhanced retail experiences

Intelligent virtual assistants enable hotels to boost customer experience by allowing guests to interact with a 2D or 3D agent via digital signage, kiosks or smartphones.

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Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward