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.

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Harriet Green, general manager for IBM Watson Internet of Things, customer engagement and education, explains how retailers must welcome an early adopter mentality. Retailers need to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence and cloud to introduce new ways to differentiate their brand.

Brick-and-mortar stores aren't dead: They just need a digital makeover

Gil Larsen, VP Americas at Blis explains why retail success is all about inviting consumers in for a visit and ensuring you engage them once they come in.

Offline retailers: Evolve here first to keep up with e-commerce

Jeff Scott, CEO of Infinite Peripherals, shares insight on how retail point-of-sale technology can improve both the shopper's experience and the retailer's bottom line.

Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

One almost expected Target CEO Brian Cornell to break out in a few 'ho ho hos' during a live talk Wednesday following the retailer's third quarter earnings report. Even as shares dropped Cornell is confident and happy about results.

6 best practices for thriving in the 'post-human' customer service age

Anand Subramaniam, SVP worldwide marketing for eGain, offers up insight on how retailers can avoid frustrating potential customers and only only survive but thrive with self-service.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

6 ways to deliver stressless service in the holiday season

Chip Bell explains how retailers can achieve stress-less success during the hectic season by acting as a host, not as a slave.

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Tractica analyst Mark Beccue and Interactions Vice President of Marketing Jane Price offer valuable insight on how and why AI is no longer a buzzword, but being embraced as a retail customer experience technology.

Webinar: How and why mobile can boost frontline execution

Compass Group and Nudge Rewards share how mobile technology is creating big wins both on the customer experience front and in the operational trenches.

Can you beat Amazon this holiday season? An omnichannel approach to making it happen

Andrew Fegley, president of Remarketable, outlines innovative ways to keep driving revenue this holiday retail season through next-generation remarketing.

Harry & David pumps up brand, mobile, social to enhance customer experience

Premier gourmet food and gift retailer debuts updated brand look, feel and tone, from its website to its catalogs and across social media. It's all focused on elevating the retail gift-giving customer experience.

If you can't measure in-store merchandising you can't make it better

Erik McMillan, founder and CEO of Shelfbucks, explains why modern-day analytics will position in-store merchandising among the greatest opportunities for retailers and CPGs to reshape the industry and dramatically increase brick-and-mortar revenues.

What retailers should consider before the holiday returns rush

Amit Sharma, founder and CEO of Narvar, explains why retailers need to understand emerging customer returns trends long before the return season arrives.

City Gear drives mobile experience forward with new app, platform

Footwear and apparel retailer deploys a dedicated mobile app and a commerce platform to enhance the smartphone user's shopping experience.

Staffless. Cashless. Gapless. Is this the future of shopping?

ICXA Managing Director Christopher Hall muses about customer experiences that are cashless, staffless and have no gaps in covering customers everywhere they go.

The new face of disruption: Retail in the digital age

David Rosen, digital transformation technologist and strategist,TIBCO Software, shares how industry leaders, like Amazon, are laser focused on innovating the best means to continuously drive a positive customer experience, all while reigning in costs.

Why is everyone so freaked out about automated customer service?

Nick Francis, CEO of Help Scout, shares how automation, if done well, can lead to higher customer satisfaction and a better experience. Instant gratification, he explains is the key benefit automation has over other forms of one-to-one communication, and it's tough to beat.

Don't be overwhelmed by omnichannel: A practical guide to implementation

Michael Ringman, CIO, Telus International, explains why omnichannel customer service isn't just about who has the longest list of 'contact us' options available, but about making the customer journey seamless from one touch point to the next.

Hourglass Cosmetics taps hologram, AR technology to illustrate skin perfection

The global beauty brand embraces artificial intelligence and artificial reality, including Vntana’s hologram innovation, to launch a new innovative foundation product.

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