The 'store as a community gathering place' emerges as a way to engage customers

The 'store as a community gathering place' emerges as a way to engage customers

Interactive technology, besides empowering consumers, gives stores new reason to take new measures to make customers feel at home.

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.

Millennials weigh in on how they shop

Millennials weigh in on how they shop

Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas took advantage of a chance to find out first hand during a panel featuring seven millennial shoppers.

4 insights you can unlock by mapping the customer journey

4 insights you can unlock by mapping the customer journey

By uncovering the path your customers follow when they engage with your brand, you'll gain four valuable insights that can help you build a stronger, more loyal relationship with them.

Data analytics hold the key to understanding and guiding the retail customer

Data analytics hold the key to understanding and guiding the retail customer

Interactive technology promises a wealth of insights on customer behavior, but retailers need to have a plan for deploying the technology and glean insights from data analytics.

Neiman Marcus embracing innovative tech from the front door to the dressing room

Neiman Marcus embracing innovative tech from the front door to the dressing room

From the minute a shopper walks into the new Fort Worth, Dallas-based Neiman Marcus, digital technology is nearby. Here’s the scoop on how the retailer's iLab is developing and designing innovations that are driving a robust customer experience.

ICX panel: Internet of Things offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change

ICX panel: Internet of Things offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change

Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.

'Interesting times' highlight ICX Summit 2017

'Interesting times' highlight ICX Summit 2017

Brands really can't treat any of their customers like they're all alike anymore, not just the millennials, especially now that the technology is available to enable brands to treat them all more and more like individuals.

A generational perspective:  How our past defines future buying behaviors

A generational perspective: How our past defines future buying behaviors

Everyone's trying to figure out what drives consumers to purchase. But to understand how they shop, you need to know what makes them tick.

ICX Summit honors Under Armour as 'influencer' of the year

ICX Summit honors Under Armour as 'influencer' of the year

The Influencer of the Year award, presented at the ICX Summit in Dallas last week, went to Under Armour for its continued devotion to creating unique and engaging experiences and for a corporate philosophy that embraces the ongoing deployments of innovative ICX technologies.

Upcoming webinar: Eliminating islands of technology for a seamless customer experience

Upcoming webinar: Eliminating islands of technology for a seamless customer experience

Brendan Witcher, principal analyst for Forrester Research and Ryan W. Parker, general manager, Responsive Retail for Intel, offer insight and best practices during a free June 22 live webinar focused on crafting that illusive seamless customer experience.

Can any traditional retailer survive the

Can any traditional retailer survive the "Battle of the Bots"?

Chris H. Petersen says going up against Amazon is like taking a knife to a light saber battle. Why? Because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

How AI plays into every step in the retail customer journey

How AI plays into every step in the retail customer journey

Artificial intelligence isn't just about having a chat bot. As a leading women's wear retailer is discovering, AI offers a way to solve a slew of retail challenges and boost the bottom line way beyond just better customer communication.

Multichannel is not enough: Creating a true omnichannel customer experience

Multichannel is not enough: Creating a true omnichannel customer experience

It's critical businesses not assume today's online purchasing experience is the same as what consumers experienced years ago. As companies seek to bring the best of what they have to offer to customers, bringing together insights and tools for a unified experience across channels will create a happy customer base, and a healthy bottom line.

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.

How to craft a seamless omnichannel experience

How to craft a seamless omnichannel experience

Experts offer tips, advice and insight to help retailers develop an engaging and rewarding customer experience between online and offline.

How do you describe the CRM evolution? With these 4 c's

How do you describe the CRM evolution? With these 4 c's

By John Oechsle, CEO, Swiftpage Walkmen were all the rage, cell phones were the size of eggplants, and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" was the No. 1 hit.

Chatbot success 101: Why a single customer view is a must

Chatbot success 101: Why a single customer view is a must

The need for retailers to have a single customer view to ensure a consistent positive experience, across all the channels via which they interact with shoppers, has only grown more critical as the number of channels and the volume of customer data generated has increased.

8-second race: How retailers can connect with fast-moving customers

8-second race: How retailers can connect with fast-moving customers

the window of opportunity for retail marketers to know, reach, convert and engage their customers has dropped to just eight seconds. The key to reaching them is to create an adaptive customer experience.

Last mile: The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

Last mile: The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

Omnichannel drives new expectations that every retailer must address.

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