2018 Holiday Retail Outlook

2018 Holiday Retail Outlook

Reach more customers this holiday season and build lasting loyalty all year!

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.


Store Communication & Execution Platform: Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Store Communication & Execution Platform: Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Connect your retail store teams with the resources they need to get work done right. Take a quick, self-guided tour of our retail platform.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Inkling


Coffee Hour Webinar with Love's

Coffee Hour Webinar with Love's

Looking to keep their 20,000+ employees out of the back room and on the store floor, Love’s turned to mobile-ready training guides to standardize operations across the US. Hear from Eric Roth, Head of Learning & Development at Love's, in this on-demand webinar.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Inkling


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Convergence of the retail kind: The human touch

Convergence of the retail kind: The human touch

Sarah Tarraf, director, customer experience at Gongos, Inc., explains how Integrating digital strategies with all the humanistic qualities of the in-store experience showcases the value of an in-person interaction in an omnichannel world.

Franchise leaders share secrets of success and where customer experience plays in

Franchise leaders share secrets of success and where customer experience plays in

Franchise leaders from ClimbZone, Fiorentino, PrimoHoagies and PJ's Coffee offer up tips for emerging franchisors and future franchisees.

How retailers can move at the speed of innovation with microservices

How retailers can move at the speed of innovation with microservices

Jamus Driscoll, CEO, Moltin, explains why retailers with an agenda of speed and innovation should consider augmenting their commerce platform with microservices.

Are your customers' experiences profoundly remarkable?

Are your customers' experiences profoundly remarkable?

Chip Bell explains why the emotional connection in the customer experience game is a mere table stake, not an extra or a value-add. It is the rule, not the exception. The absence of an emotional connection is the definition of a poor customer experience.

Maximize retail sales by avoiding back-to-school syndrome

Maximize retail sales by avoiding back-to-school syndrome

John Larson, senior partner at John Larson & Company, shares how retailers can "play it smart" and take advantage of the back-to-school shopping season while minimizing any adverse impact on frequent, loyal customers.

3 tips to make sure your CX doesn't take a summer break

3 tips to make sure your CX doesn't take a summer break

Lisa van Kesteren, CEO and Founder of SeeLevel HX, offers retailers three steps to take to ensure that the customer experience remains steadfast for each and every customer.

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Jeff Kagan examines trends and technologies coming to play in the retail grocery segment.

The death of retail or a retail renaissance: Which is it?

The death of retail or a retail renaissance: Which is it?

Funda Denizhan, consultant manager, Valtech Sweden, provides insight on the retail renaissance and the success factors driving it.

How email can help retailers stay customer focused

How email can help retailers stay customer focused

Will Devlin, senior director of marketing for MessageGears, offers up three ways retail marketing leaders can tap email to drive growth.

How edge technology is transforming retail

How edge technology is transforming retail

Nick East, CEO, Zynstra, explains why there is more at play with the in-store experience than just optimizing efficiencies. Innovation, he writes, is playing a key role in the customer experience and operations and edge technology is going to help retailers differentiate from the competition.

Why retailers must be an authentic, trustworthy organization

Why retailers must be an authentic, trustworthy organization

Blogger Chip Bell offers up insight on why a retailer must become a trusted organization that treats customers like valued neighbors and finds ways to do unexpected favors for customers.

Operating in a customer-driven economy

Operating in a customer-driven economy

Andy Tow, managing director of Retail Marketing Group, explains why in-store retailers should be encouraging customers to 'play and stay' rather than 'grab and go’ and offers practical tips for providing an engaging customer experience.

Making the move from retailer-first to consumer-first

Making the move from retailer-first to consumer-first

Robert Hayes, CMO of eComchain, says brands first need to ask 'who is your customer' and then strive to ensure there is never a barrier between a brand and the end consumer.

Why technology is key to seamless, frictionless shopping

Why technology is key to seamless, frictionless shopping

Dina Townsend, vice president, retail practice leader at RMG, explains that while a key goal of retail is a frictionless customer journey, making it a reality is much easier said than done.

Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle

Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle

As Prime Day arrives Monday, expanded this year a bit to 36 hours, at least one retail competitor is fighting back.

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