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.
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.
Helena Foulkes, a top CVS Health Corp. executive and president of CVS Pharmacy, is taking on the CEO role at Hudson’s Bay come Feb. 19.
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.
Lauren Drexler, client director, Elict, maps out three (fixable) hot spots where issues often surface and bleed into a negative experience for customers.
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.
Chris Petersen explains why adding more technology does not mean consumers will come or buy.
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'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.
Oisin Lunny, chief evangelist for OpenMarket, offers up insight on why empathy must be a focal point for retailers as empathy is all about connecting with customers in the way that’s best for them.
Michael Jaszczyk, CEO at GK Software USA, explains that there is a silver lining for savvy retailers who have made the substantial investment in enterprisewide point of sale hardware updates: access to better software.
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.
Danny Turner, global senior vice president of creative programming at Mood Media, offers up insight on how to make that playlist work well and the pitfalls retailers need to avoid in the customer experience.
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.
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.
Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.
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.
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.
Jeff Anulewicz, executive strategy director at MXM, explains how retailers, both online and offline, need to crack Amazon's dominance of the retail landscape.
While the ecommerce retailer won top shopping destination this past holiday season, and dozens of headlines related its innovations, Amazon is not immune to fail as industry watchers see more than a few weak spots in its influencer armor.