Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Ricardo Belmar, senior director, worldwide enterprise product marketing at InfoVista, has been entrenched in the world of networks, technology and retail customer experience for decades. Retail Customer Experience caught up with him at the recent NRF ‘Big Show’ to get his perspective on what’s ahead.

Customer fog:  Why your customers leave

Customer fog: Why your customers leave

Chip Bell explains what customer forensics® is all about why it remains largely completely misunderstood by retailers.

Lessons learned from two of the best brick and mortar retailers

Lessons learned from two of the best brick and mortar retailers

Blogger Chris H. Petersen explains how two of the top retailers are thriving by doing more than helping consumers make the purchase.

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Matt Sebek, vice president of digital, World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs, pinpoints the big trends coming into play for customer experience from NRF's Big Show held in January.

CVS Health all about the customer, seamless retail experience

CVS Health all about the customer, seamless retail experience

CVS Health Executive VP and President Helena Foulkes shares insight on the retailer's multi-pronged strategy to boost the customer experience and meet every need of a family's chief medical officer.

The breakdown: Disjointed internal operations lead to disjointed customer experiences

The breakdown: Disjointed internal operations lead to disjointed customer experiences

Lauren Drexler, client director, Elicit, maps out three (fixable) hot spots where issues often surface and bleed into a negative experience for customers.

Authenticity, change big focus points for retail start-up entrepreneurs

Authenticity, change big focus points for retail start-up entrepreneurs

While five company founders sell everything from beauty products and pizza to retail items and ice cream, they share similar goals when it comes to delivering the next-generation retail customer experience.

A new era of content management, strategic collaboration

A new era of content management, strategic collaboration

Blogger Chris H. Petersen explains the changes relating to content and consumer behavior and expectations. Transformation from physical to digital retail has created many new points of access for customers.

C-Speak: How technology is boosting the stadium customer experience

C-Speak: How technology is boosting the stadium customer experience

A beer and hot dog at the ballpark, quick popcorn refills at the movies or just a freshly made dinner-on-the-road waiting for you at the next rest stop. These are all possibilities that are now reality in the freshly made-to-order retail game thanks to a new system from Apex Supply Chain Technologies.

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.

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashier-less checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

4 ways retailers can get a head start on the next holiday season

4 ways retailers can get a head start on the next holiday season

Michael Lazzaro, vice president of Clover Growth, First Data, offers up tips for small retailers to get a jump on next year's holiday season. It's not too early.

How to drive customer engagement and thwart potential thieves

How to drive customer engagement and thwart potential thieves

Brick and mortar retailers are engaging customers by offering greater hands-on interaction with products in-store but such greater customer interaction brings the potential issue of retail theft up a notch.

Everywhere and nowhere: Online retailers lagging behind on contactability

Everywhere and nowhere: Online retailers lagging behind on contactability

Chris Robinson, CEO at Yonder Digital Group, offers up insight on new research that reveals online-only retailers still have a way to go when it comes to making themselves available.

Brick and mortar retail getting a second chance

Brick and mortar retail getting a second chance

Rob Zomok, president, global operations at Inmar, believes there's a very bright spot along the retail horizon and its location will be a surprise to many: the secondary market.

What's in store for CX? Integrating insight for a 360-degree view of the customer

What's in store for CX? Integrating insight for a 360-degree view of the customer

Phil Durand, director of customer experience management at Confirmit, explains why retailers can't rest on their laurels and have the customer's experience remain stagnant, because this is akin to going backwards.

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

Jeff Anulewicz, executive strategy director at MXM, explains how retailers, both online and offline, need to crack Amazon's dominance of the retail landscape.

How to capitalize on the OOH viewing experience to keep customers

How to capitalize on the OOH viewing experience to keep customers

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of QYOU Media, explains how retailers can take advantage of DOOH now that customers are watching more video than ever before.

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