Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

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.

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart is fulfilling a big part of its one-year-old technology incubation strategy by buying a virtual reality startup. As a leader notes, it's just the start of what Walmart hopes to accomplish with emerging technologies at its Store No 8.

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Consumer fashion rental company is pumping up its retail customer experience with the help of Aila Technologies.

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.

Retailers need to double down on digital for next holiday season

Retailers need to double down on digital for next holiday season

Bryce Tolman, thought leadership manager at Isobar US, explains why retailers can't sit back and relax and why they need to gird up for this year's holiday season right now.

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, Elict, 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 new era of content management, strategic collaboration

A new era of content management, strategic collaboration

Blogger Chris H. Petersen explains the changes relating to content and consumer behavior and expectations. Transformation from physical to digital retail has created many new points of access for customers.

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.

Why Levi's isn't acting its age when it comes to retail customer experience

Why Levi's isn't acting its age when it comes to retail customer experience

The self-described, 165-year-old fashion icon is way beyond just selling jeans these days.

Surviving the retail revolution: 2018 will be a wild ride

Surviving the retail revolution: 2018 will be a wild ride

Jaime Bettencourt, senior vice president of business development and account management at Mood Media, explains why she sees 2018 as a wild ride ahead for the retailer and the customer experience.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Kiosk Marketplace Influencer of the Year: Under Armour's Christiana DiMattesa

Kiosk Marketplace Influencer of the Year: Under Armour's Christiana DiMattesa

Chrisiana DiMattesa recognized the importance of giving Bostonians a new type of retail experience, leading her to conceptualize a virtual tour of the store prior to its grand opening.

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

With the close of 2017, a year which brought big news in retail customer experience strategy, technology and trends, Retail Customer Experience shares a hefty list of industry watcher expectations for the new year.

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