Piada Italian Street Food Protects Uptime & POS Data With All-in-One SD-WAN Solution by Cradlepoint

Restaurant chain reduces hardware by running wired primary & LTE Failover through one router in eateries.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Cradlepoint




G&J Acquisitions Cuts Cost by 50% with SafePoint

The SafePoint® solutions from Loomis are designed to save retailers time and money while enhancing the security of a store and its employees. SafePoint® eliminates 60% of the risk and labor associated with counting and handling cash manually.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Loomis




SafePoint® - Superior Cash Management

As the undisputed specialist at managing cash in society, Loomis helps you focus on managing your businesses with innovative solutions like SafePoint®—a complete solution configurable to your needs, without any upfront costs for hardware or software installation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Loomis


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Why it's time for retailers to serve customers some 'vacation cereal'

Chip Bell discusses how, in an era where waste reduction and expense control are bread and butter, retailers can cost justify encounters that are, by definition, extravagant. While a steady diet of "vacation cereal" can lead to an unhealthy bottom line there are ways to make it work.

Change management includes your people, too

Andy Huynh, CTO at BTM Global, explains why change management must not only be a core part of a technology implementation plan and is much more than just dictating the steps of a project. Rather, it's facilitating the journey from which you'll emerge better and stronger.

Reimagining the power of your brand

Aimee Becker, VP of strategic services for Daymon, talks about the retail climate and the fact that not all the news is bad. What many may be surprised to learn is that leveraging brand power is making the difference for retailers and brands getting it right.

Why store associates must play a critical role in customer experience

Consumers crave human interaction and the store associate represents a retailer's front line in delivering a rewarding and compelling customer experience. Yet retailers aren't giving the role needed attention and support, and that's not a good thing in today's competitive retail environment.

The human touch: Why mobile can't replace in-store associates

Unlike customer-facing mobile apps and websites, in-store associates and managers have insider knowledge and the ability to use in-store tools to their advantage, according to Logan Rodriguez, director of retail at Square Root. Consumers, he writes, still look to brick and mortar for added personal touch.

Shoppers moving to mobile: Where retailers fall short with m-commerce experiences

Dan Carney, senior vice president of operations at Limelight Networks, explains how mobile devices are having broad implications across the retail landscape, specifically when it comes to consumer expectations of the online experience.

Neiman Marcus, HMSHost, b8ta talk designing the retail digital store

Digital chiefs from legacy and new brands share insight, advice, tips and strategy when it comes to designing the store with digital in mind.

Webinar: How to tap mobile, personalization to drive a seamless customer journey

A one-hour free webinar on July 27, hosted by Adobe, will offer actionable insights and tips for retailers striving to craft a successful customer journey.

Amazon's Whole Foods deal proves the 'retail mullet' is the future of grocery

ForeSee's Eric Feinberg provides his take on Amazon's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Whole Foods. As he writes, surprisingly not much has been said about the real logic behind the deal, which has far more to do with Amazon expanding into an area it knows it can win, and far less to do with battling rivals such as Walmart.

Why we need to talk about the retail evolution, not the retail apocalypse

In the end, the retail evolution is all about the customer. Being tech-savvy, shoppers want their shopping experience to reflect their daily life: a mix of online and offline. It is up to the retailers and brands to build a great customer experience, to satisfy their connected shoppers, and increase their foot traffic and ROI.

Successful franchises boast passion and a marriage-like partnership

In the franchising world it isn't just new franchisees that are responsible for brand and revenue growth. The franchisor has just as much responsibility. And, when it's a good match, it can prove to be very rewarding.



Why mobile is playing a starring role in creating a seamless customer experience

Every retailer and restaurant is going mobile or has gone mobile but a successful strategy to meld it with the physical customer experience takes work. Lots of work.

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.

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For some retailers, the best course of action is to attempt to be as many different things to as many different shoppers as possible. But reaching across niches and segments requires smart product selection and arrangement, appropriate technology and content, and a deep understanding of how people shop and what they want from their stores.

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