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.

Retail precision: Where are your next best customers?

Retail precision: Where are your next best customers?

Gary Sankary, head of retail for Esri, explains why the emphasis on customer experience must continue for retailers wanting to successfully navigate through today's new business model.

Why delivery is playing a starring role in the retail customer experience

Why delivery is playing a starring role in the retail customer experience

Consumers are driving retailers to deliver an enhanced, multi-pronged and expansive delivery experience and those not hopping on the bandwagon will likely be left in the dust. Experts offer insight and tips are making sure that doesn't happen.

5 steps to customer continuity

5 steps to customer continuity

Mike Small, chief client officer at Sitel Group, explains why it's no longer enough for brands to provide consumers with a mobile app or automated tweets in response to questions. Consumers expect fully immersive and seamless experiences.

How AI, AR & VR impact retail this year (apocalypse not included)

How AI, AR & VR impact retail this year (apocalypse not included)

James Hoshor, senior mobile strategist and solutions architect for Propelics, explains that with artificial reality initiatives impacting consumer engagements in 2018, virtual reality should also start to gain adoption by retailers this year.

Kohl's launches rewards program, combining 3 elements: What shoppers can expect

Kohl's launches rewards program, combining 3 elements: What shoppers can expect

Blogger Bryan Pearson got the scoop on Kohl's new loyalty initiative that trades points for cash and combines elements of its credit card, sales events and Yes2You Rewards.

Inspiring employees to deliver great customer experiences

Inspiring employees to deliver great customer experiences

Lindsey Goodchild, CEO of Nudge Rewards, explains how happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to stronger loyalty and profitability. According to a recent poll, companies with highly engaged employees outperform competitors by 147 percent.

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.

How digital virtual experiences reinforce the physical environment

How digital virtual experiences reinforce the physical environment

Bryan Laing, vice president, client service, IDL Worldwide, explains why connecting with consumers on a deeper, more personal level through physical storytelling, reinforced by digital experiences, can help brands differentiate themselves and bring their brands to life.

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.

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Lessons in "goodwill" and the power of people

Blogger and industry expert Chris H. Petersen explains why today's retail customer experience involves a foundation of "goodwill" that drives positive feelings.

Why virtual reality is retail's 'try before you buy' engine

Why virtual reality is retail's 'try before you buy' engine

Rob Kendal, managing director, Yulio Technologies, explains how virtual reality technology presents a whole new way for brands, of all kinds,to offer an immersive, rewarding and bonding experience.

Voice search and the future of retail advertising

Voice search and the future of retail advertising

Wesley MacLaggan, Marin Software senior vice president of marketing, explains why voice search is set to become a major factor in advertising, particularly for the retail industry.

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.

3 ways to boost the mobile e-commerce experience

3 ways to boost the mobile e-commerce experience

Scott Voigt, FullStory founder and CEO, explains that while desktop may still be the dominant retail channel, mobile is shifting from a research device to a purchasing tool.

Taco Bell's digital transformation focus of ICX Summit keynote

Taco Bell's digital transformation focus of ICX Summit keynote

Rafik Hanna, senior director, All Access, at Taco Bell will share insight on how the brand is winning big with customers due to its digital transformation strategy at the upcoming Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit taking place next month in Texas.

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.

Sephora shares tips, insight on crafting a retail customer personalization strategy

Sephora shares tips, insight on crafting a retail customer personalization strategy

Mary Beth Laughton, Sephora's executive vice president for omnichannel, offers up insight on making the shopping experience more personal and that while technology is critical it's not the only big strategy ingredient and why mobile is playing a huge role today.

Retailers move toward frictionless checkout

Retailers move toward frictionless checkout

Tom Chittenden, NCR VP and general manager of retail solutions, says retailers striving for a frictionless checkout must consider strategic business objectives and understand the best to serve loyal consumers and attract new ones.

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