The Digital Store Platform: Better data for survival in a customer-centric world

As your business grows you, too, may be looking for ways to enhance the customer experiences you provide. Proven methods include solutions that enable you to reliably provide order fulfillment, to create an engaging loyalty program, and to offer relevant promotions.

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Sponsor: CitiXsys




Creating customized 1:1 personal journeys for drivers

Driving has been one of the last areas of human activity to remain outside the reach of the internet. Now, with 4G LTE modems being deployed in cars, there are enormous opportunities for retailers, restaurants, hotels and other service providers to interact with drivers.

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Sponsor: General Motors OnStar Business Driver




Drive the moment: How the connected car can drive your business

OnStar recognizes the value of its connected driver base, and has created a group through OnStar Business Driver to address the opportunity for third parties wanting to make these connections.

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Sponsor: General Motors OnStar Business Driver


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5 key distributor opportunities in an omnichannel world

For today's consumers, omnichannel is their "new normal." They now shop and purchase anytime and everywhere. What this means for traditional retailers is that they must become more flexible and "seamless."

Why retail Is the ultimate social platform

The impulse to socialize at the market lives on — witness the late 20th century phenomenon of "hanging out at the mall," or the 21st century rise of farmers markets and pop-up shops in the most densely urbanized settings.

The art of balancing workplace automation

The buzz about bots is on the rise. No, not the all-knowing Isaac Asimov supercomputers. The 1-800-number variety that never seems to detect any urgency in the phrase "I'd like to speak to a person."

3 compelling reasons to attend ICX Summit in June

The opportunity to learn from best-in-class CX deployments, insight on the latest of Internet of Things and how best to build the customer experience are just three of nearly a dozen reasons to attend the upcoming ICX Summit.

Amazon's Treasure Truck banking on retail consumer whimsy

While the New York Times describes Amazon's Treasure Truck as another of Amazon's "puzzling retail experiments," it can be viewed as Amazon's continuing effort to refresh retail by trying innovative approaches.

FastCasual's parent company launching FoodTruckOperator.com

Networld Media Group will launch FoodTruckOperator.com on April 1. It will cover industry trends and news, profile business owners and explore the technologies and tools available to help operators grow their businesses.

Kohl’s CTO on personalizing customer experience and how data plays a big role

When it comes to creating a ‘MEaningful’ customer experience, Kohl's is relying big time on data to understand customer behavior and craft a personalized experience.

Macy's, Wal-Mart chiefs: Customer experience is all about people

People are the secret to retail success and creating a customer experience for the 21st century means retail industry must transform its approach to lure new talent into the store.

7 under-the-radar retail trends for 2017

Will men and artificial intelligence define retail in 2017? Possibly. Considering the activities in retail today, several experts shared what unexpected trends they believe will merge in 2017.

Harnessing mobility in retail: 5 challenges to overcome

Retailers have a number of digital sales channels and a plethora of mobile marketing technologies to choose from. That said, when building a mobile marketing strategy, start with the basics: your customer, your brand and your business model.

Target’s digital chief: We’re not technology slackers any longer

If there is one message Target's EVP, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Mike McNamara, wants heard loud and clear, it's this: Target is no longer a laggard when it comes to digital technology.

UX university: 4 retailers getting the user experience right

Customer loyalty requires more than offering a customer a free coffee every time they buy 10. There’s no middle ground any longer as user experience is key for retailers wanting to win the battle.

5 key success factors for 'omnichannel as the new normal'

Chris H. Petersen explains why assorting the hottest products is not enough to win today's consumers.

Retailers striving to beat Amazon must perfect the customer experience

To avoid losing more market share to Amazon, competing e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers must perfect the customer experience from the moment a shopper comes through the door to when they leave with their purchase.

Convenience for retail consumers will demand innovation in 2017

2016 was an interesting year in retail. Many established brands died a bricks and mortar death. While many thought this signaled the demise of the physical store once and for all, some pure play etailers shifted their clicks to bricks, perpetuating the age old debate of online versus in-store.

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