Jeff KAGAN
Jeff Kagan is a Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst, speaker, author and consultant. Over 30 years he has followed the Customer Experience through technology like wireless, wire line, telecom, Internet, cable TV, IPTV, Cloud, AI, Mobile Pay, FinTech and more. Email him at jeff@jeffKAGAN.com. www

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Jeff Kagan examines trends and technologies coming to play in the retail grocery segment.

Kagan: How checkout technology can create competitive advantage

Kagan: How checkout technology can create competitive advantage

Jeff Kagan explains why checkout technology is an important piece of the retail customer experience puzzle to win customers' hearts.

Kagan: Grocery kicking to high gear with e-commerce, home delivery

Kagan: Grocery kicking to high gear with e-commerce, home delivery

Jeff Kagan explains why grocers can't simply choose to sit the change wave taking place in their industry. If they do, the wave will pass them by, leaving them behind where they will slowly wither and die.

Kagan: How Best Buy transformed itself for success

Kagan: How Best Buy transformed itself for success

Jeff Kagan explains why Best Buy is a model of success that struggling retailers may want to take note. The retailer saw what was coming and transformed to survive.

Kagan: E-commerce threat gives retail a choice - fight or die

Kagan: E-commerce threat gives retail a choice - fight or die

Analyst and blogger Jeff Kagan believes retail must cannibalize itself or new competitors like Amazon Go and Whole Foods will eat them alive. There is no middle ground.

Kagan: Amazon effect only part of reason Toys R Us failed

Kagan: Amazon effect only part of reason Toys R Us failed

Jeff Kagan says we shouldn't be too quick to blame the failure of Toys R Us on Amazon. A good deal of the blame, he says, should land on the toy seller's shoulders.

Kagan: How AI growth wave will transform retail

Kagan: How AI growth wave will transform retail

Jeff Kagan explains how artificial intelligence will transform the retail customer experience in the next few years and why retailers don't necessarily have to be a leader but must be a player.

CES 2018 reveals how retail is changing

CES 2018 reveals how retail is changing

Anyone attending CES 2018 this year couldn't but help notice the annual conference revealed one big truth, writes industry analyst Jeff Kagan. That big truth is that retail is changing big time.

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Analyst Jeff Kagan explains why there is no death knell to be rung for retail. Sure there is intense pressure, and certain retailers are folding, but others are rapidly growing. Retail is not dying, but it is changing.

Kagan: Every retailer success depends on golden rule

Kagan: Every retailer success depends on golden rule

Jeff Kagan talks the golden rule in retail success: personal service. Yet, most companies don't train workers to treat the customers well.

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Jeff Kagan has a big list of big questions for today's retailer -- from realizing the need to change to creating both a defensive and offensive strategy.

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Jeff Kagan wants Walmart and Walmart.com to be successful, but he believes the level of success will come from respect for the customer. The big question is this: Are they up to the task?

Kagan: Is your company a leader or follower?

Kagan: Is your company a leader or follower?

Jeff Kagan shares why retailers need to understand where their company fits into the changing marketplace as it's key to success or failure. There are only three places. Either lead, follow or get out of the way.

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Jeff Kagan offers up his view on retail winners and losers and what the changing customer expectations are starting to demand from retail stores.

Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

As long as Amazon lets users continue to shop as they are used to, and adds a new way of thinking to the mix, Jeff Kagan believes the Whole Foods experiment could be successful.

Kagan: The retailer role in smart home growth

Kagan: The retailer role in smart home growth

Jeff Kagan explains why smart home growth is picking up steam and how it presents an opportunity for retailers, if they handle it correctly and position themselves right.

Kagan: Georgia Tech is helping transform retail

Kagan: Georgia Tech is helping transform retail

Georgia Tech has launched a $1 million-dollar retail technology initiative at its Advanced Technology Developers Center. The ATDC, launched in 1980, is the Georgia Tech incubator for new tech companies and ideas.

Kagan: New rules for success in retail

Kagan: New rules for success in retail

Retail will always be with us, but it will be different going forward. Now is the time to be experimenting and expanding your brand in the mind of your customers and investors.

Kagan: Early adopters gain competitive advantage

Kagan: Early adopters gain competitive advantage

Jeff Kagan explains why timing your entry into new areas of retail payment technology is key. Early adopters get a competitive advantage yet they take the arrows, he explains. Then over time, as wave after wave of competitors jump in and do the same thing, the competitive advantage gives way and becomes simply a cost of doing business.

Kagan: Mobile pay apps not created equal

Kagan: Mobile pay apps not created equal

The decision on which mobile app to work with is an important decision. Some are sleek. Others are clunky. Some are quick. Others are slow as molasses. There are many items you must choose from, but here is an important something to think about.

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