Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.

Marriott design VP on mobile, minds and merchandise at CONNECT Mobile CX Summit

Marriott design VP on mobile, minds and merchandise at CONNECT Mobile CX Summit

Marriott International's David Kepron will share his insights on the pervasiveness of digital media and how its integration to consumers' lives at the upcoming CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit.

Leveraging robotics in the retail customer experience quest

Leveraging robotics in the retail customer experience quest

Digital leaders from Behr, Subway, SoftBank and FordDirect share insight and opinion on where robotics fits into the customer experience and what promise the technology boasts.

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.

Freebirds talks mobile innovation at CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

Freebirds talks mobile innovation at CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

Freebirds' VP of Marketing Erin Levzow talks with Hughes' Tim Tang about the importance of mobile for both the business and the customer.

United Airlines, Freebirds World Burrito share insight on location-based marketing

United Airlines, Freebirds World Burrito share insight on location-based marketing

There is a well-worn philosophy when it comes to the real estate industry: Location is everything. The same is true for the retail segment when it comes to deploying customized location-based marketing.

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

At the recent CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, executives discussed how providing the best omnichannel experience should be a top priority.

Tips for turning a browsing shopper into a buying shopper

Tips for turning a browsing shopper into a buying shopper

Mobile technology strategy, whether it's launching an app or initiating a coupon program, is a bit trickier for some retailers due to regulatory oversight. Yet there are best practices and approaches that can, and do, work when it comes to spurring the browsing consumer into becoming a buying consumer.

Dunkin' Donuts, Pita Pit share tips for driving mobile app adoption, use

Dunkin' Donuts, Pita Pit share tips for driving mobile app adoption, use

Digital gurus at Dunkin' Donuts and Pita Pit offer up real-life insight on mobile app strategy.

IoT remains early stage tech in boosting customer experience

IoT remains early stage tech in boosting customer experience

Defining Internet of Things as intelligent interaction between humans and things to exchange information is easy enough, but assessing how and where IoT is playing, or should play, within the retail customer experience is a bit more difficult.

Amazon, Great Clips share advice for developing a best-in-class mobile experience

Amazon, Great Clips share advice for developing a best-in-class mobile experience

When it comes to creating a best-in-class mobile experience for the retail consumer it’s about testing and learning, adjusting to new form factors and tapping high quality data.

Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Baron Concors, Pizza Hut global chief digital officer, said the “focus on mobile is a focus on customer,” and that retailers must turn their mindset to becoming students of human behavior.

Wal-Mart SVP: Mobile pay exceeding expectations, meeting consumers' needs

Wal-Mart SVP: Mobile pay exceeding expectations, meeting consumers' needs

There are more than a few big reasons Wal-Mart is advancing its mobile retail customer experience and the big one is consumers want a smooth, fast, easy experience. In fact, they're demanding it.

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

No matter which way you turn these days, mobile (or mobility) is at the center of most conversations for banks, retailers, restaurants and any other consumer-facing brand.

Experts share mobile app strategy, best practices insight

Experts share mobile app strategy, best practices insight

If there is one reason retailers must move forward with a mobile app strategy it’s this: consumers not paying in cash spend an average of 13 percent more when it’s a mobile payment experience.

Pizza Hut's digital guru talking all-things tech

Pizza Hut's digital guru talking all-things tech

Baron Concors, Pizza Hut's global chief digital officer, will share insights about the chain's digital strategy Aug. 17 at this year’s CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit in Dallas.

Retailers lagging on EMV card technology transition, reveals study

Retailers lagging on EMV card technology transition, reveals study

Despite a deadline of October 2015, 42 percent of retailers have yet to update payment terminals to be EMV compliant.

CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

Millennials will only keep 20 apps on a phone so the challenge is creating one that makes the cut.

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with retailers today.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial things?

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial things?

Three components are necessary for a successful mobile experience.

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