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 chief to take helm at Hudson’s Bay

CVS Health chief to take helm at Hudson’s Bay

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 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 CES lesson: Why more is not better — only better is better

A CES lesson: Why more is not better — only better is better

Chris Petersen explains why adding more technology does not mean consumers will come or buy.

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.

Retailers face a stark choice for 2018: Embrace empathy or lose customers

Retailers face a stark choice for 2018: Embrace empathy or lose customers

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.

Clock is ticking for retailers still offering slow checkout experiences

Clock is ticking for retailers still offering slow checkout experiences

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 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.

Why a one-size-fits-all retailer playlist isn't a good strategy

Why a one-size-fits-all retailer playlist isn't a good strategy

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.

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.

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

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.

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.

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.

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

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.

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Analyst Jeff Kagan explains why there is no death knell to be rung for retail. Sure there is intense pressure, and certain retailers are folding, but others are rapidly growing. Retail is not dying, but it is changing.

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