Women, for many reasons, are enjoying working in the franchise industry and finding big success. The fact that franchising affords flexibility and a spirit of entrepreneurship with a solid support system are just two top reasons.
In the franchising world it isn't just new franchisees that are responsible for brand and revenue growth. The franchisor has just as much responsibility. And, when it's a good match, it can prove to be very rewarding.
Verizon's VP of Digital and Innovation Miguel Quiroga talks customer experience strategy, new tool innovation and why digital tech is not only changing business and customer experience, but changing how retailers and customers communicate.
Success is knowing as much as possible before the first year in business, and then being prepared to work long hours and sharpen networking and marketing skill sets.
The well-known British-based lifestyle/fashion/homeware retailer opened its first New York City store this month, bringing its successful customer experience strategy abroad for the first time. Retail Director Steve Morris shares the retailer's approach to CX and why it's all about a customer-first culture.
A valuable resource, a free webinar featuring an Intel expert and Forrester Research analyst, is available to RetailCustomerExperience readers striving to craft the seamless customer experience.
Every retailer and restaurant is going mobile or has gone mobile but a successful strategy to meld it with the physical customer experience takes work. Lots of work.
Achieving employee buy-in needs to be part of the project from the beginning when introducing customer interactive technology.
Interactive technology, besides empowering consumers, gives stores new reason to take new measures to make customers feel at home.
Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas took advantage of a chance to find out first hand during a panel featuring seven millennial shoppers.
Interactive technology promises a wealth of insights on customer behavior, but retailers need to have a plan for deploying the technology and glean insights from data analytics.
From the minute a shopper walks into the new Fort Worth, Dallas-based Neiman Marcus, digital technology is nearby. Here’s the scoop on how the retailer's iLab is developing and designing innovations that are driving a robust customer experience.
ICX panel: Internet of Things offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change
Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.
Brands really can't treat any of their customers like they're all alike anymore, not just the millennials, especially now that the technology is available to enable brands to treat them all more and more like individuals.
The ICX Summit, held by the ICX Association last week in Dallas, gave retailers and interactive technology players a chance to learn why companies have to share information both internally and externally to meet the demands of today's 'connected' shopper.
The Influencer of the Year award, presented at the ICX Summit in Dallas last week, went to Under Armour for its continued devotion to creating unique and engaging experiences and for a corporate philosophy that embraces the ongoing deployments of innovative ICX technologies.
Brendan Witcher, principal analyst for Forrester Research and Ryan W. Parker, general manager, Responsive Retail for Intel, offer insight and best practices during a free June 22 live webinar focused on crafting that illusive seamless customer experience.
If a retailer doesn't create a satisfactory customer experience, including in-store e-commerce options, shoppers will take their wallets elsewhere. Several retailers have learned this lesson and are using interactivity successfully to build better customer experiences.
Artificial intelligence isn't just about having a chat bot. As a leading women's wear retailer is discovering, AI offers a way to solve a slew of retail challenges and boost the bottom line way beyond just better customer communication.
City Furniture is reaping big rewards on three customized iOS apps developed by the retailer, IBM and Apple. The apps and IBM MobileFirst solution is spurring sales, driving efficiency and fostering deeper customer engagement.