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.

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.

Amazon Prime Day boosts overall online sales, retail activity

Amazon Prime Day boosts overall online sales, retail activity

Even if competing retailers don’t hold special sales on Amazon's Prime Day, increased consumer activity is likely helping the bottom line for any and all online retailers.

Catch the highlights from ICX Summit

Catch the highlights from ICX Summit

If you didn't get a chance to attend the recent the Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit held this past June in Dallas you can get a deep look at the exciting technology and insight shared during the three-day event.

Kohl's launches rewards program, combining 3 elements: What shoppers can expect

Kohl's launches rewards program, combining 3 elements: What shoppers can expect

Blogger Bryan Pearson got the scoop on Kohl's new loyalty initiative that trades points for cash and combines elements of its credit card, sales events and Yes2You Rewards.

Ulta Beauty tackles retail change by embracing change

Ulta Beauty tackles retail change by embracing change

Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon says the world continues to have a need for human connection and inspiration within the retail environment and that her company relishes the opportunity to meet consumers' expanding and growing needs.

Why the best retail omnichannel experience is an invisible one

Why the best retail omnichannel experience is an invisible one

Joe Rabah, managing director for EMEA, RMG Networks, explains that while customers expect consistent brand interactions across all channels some companies have no cross-channel strategy in place and that needs to change.

Macy's revival means plenty in store for Star Reward members

Macy's revival means plenty in store for Star Reward members

Bryan Pearson believes credit for a Macy's recovery will likely go to a combination of strategic practices.

Lowe's, Poshmark are improving customer experience via digital innovation

Lowe's, Poshmark are improving customer experience via digital innovation

Retailers that engage customers using today's highly sophisticated digital and mobile tools are finding that these initiatives deliver greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and sales.

Using data to break discount dependency and nurture loyalty

Using data to break discount dependency and nurture loyalty

James Glover, co-founder and CEO, Coherent Path, explains why retailers have to stop nurturing the wrong type of customer – the deal-hungry and disloyal –and instead prioritize the long-term customer.

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Industry watchers say the retail service effort is a direct shot at Amazon and its dominance as the destination in consumer product search and discovery.

Driving customer loyalty in e-commerce

Driving customer loyalty in e-commerce

Brian Rigney, CEO, Zmags, offers up a few ways retailers can boost engagement and overall revenue growth.

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.

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.

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

The retailer officially becomes the latest to add an in-store, mobile-payment feature to its app in a move that also combines its digital coupon program into a single scan at checkout.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

Can you beat Amazon this holiday season? An omnichannel approach to making it happen

Can you beat Amazon this holiday season? An omnichannel approach to making it happen

Andrew Fegley, president of Remarketable, outlines innovative ways to keep driving revenue this holiday retail season through next-generation remarketing.

City Gear drives mobile experience forward with new app, platform

City Gear drives mobile experience forward with new app, platform

Footwear and apparel retailer deploys a dedicated mobile app and a commerce platform to enhance the smartphone user's shopping experience.

Top 5 skills every frontline associate must have

Top 5 skills every frontline associate must have

Kevin Nix, CEO and co-founder, Stellar Loyalty, explains why tech-savvy frontline employees must have five specific skills and why retailers must invest in identifying candidates who naturally have these talents.

Reward or no reward? That is the retailer's question

Reward or no reward? That is the retailer's question

Narina Sippy, CMO of Stellar Loyalty, offers up insight on how to design a loyalty program that actually makes customers more loyal, spend more per visit, and increases their frequency.

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