Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle

Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle

As Prime Day arrives Monday, expanded this year a bit to 36 hours, at least one retail competitor is fighting back.

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.

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

Rafik Hanna, senior director of Taco Bell’s All Access, shared insight on how the QSR is transforming to drive a best-in-class customer experience and why technology is always at the forefront in a keynote address at the recent ICX Summit

Why the 'endless aisle' works for the customer and the retailer

Why the 'endless aisle' works for the customer and the retailer

Consumers want more products and fast access to products. Retailers want to sell as much product as possible. An endless aisle strategy can deliver on both but retailers need to ensure the customer experience is well thought out, according to experts.

Considering franchising? Avoid top missteps to achieve success

Considering franchising? Avoid top missteps to achieve success

There are plenty of mistakes new franchisors make when embarking on expanding their brand and they range from missteps in operational strategy to not focusing on the customer experience.

Why delivery is playing a starring role in the retail customer experience

Why delivery is playing a starring role in the retail customer experience

Consumers are driving retailers to deliver an enhanced, multi-pronged and expansive delivery experience and those not hopping on the bandwagon will likely be left in the dust. Experts offer insight and tips are making sure that doesn't happen.

How Target is embracing the human touch to beat the competition

How Target is embracing the human touch to beat the competition

Instead of resisting change when new competitors such as e-commerce retailers and on-demand delivery services came into the market, Target is investing in its digital infrastructure to meet the needs of changing shopping habits.

Wayfair launches one-day Way Day retail shopping experience

Wayfair launches one-day Way Day retail shopping experience

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and now comes Way Day, which will take place April 25 at Wayfair.com. The retailer is launching its own retail 'holiday' shopping event as customers want free fast shipping and an easy way to shop.

How major mergers are changing your favorite private brands

How major mergers are changing your favorite private brands

Bryan Pearson ponders what will happen to the Whole Foods brand now living under the ever expanding Amazon umbrella.

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

While Amazon preps to expand Amazon Go, its cashierless retail shopping strategy, Berkeley Research Group leader Keith Jelinek offers insight on what's ahead with cashierless checkout and why consumer response is a key part of potential success.

Apparel retailers invest in online experience, customer satisfaction

Apparel retailers invest in online experience, customer satisfaction

Sunil Mirani, co-founder and CEO at Ugam, explains why successful retailers are those using data to deliver personalization in a meaningful way. They are not focused just on the purchase, but also on customer satisfaction after the purchase.

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.

Understand your customer to predict future demand

Understand your customer to predict future demand

Rod Daugherty, vice president of product strategy for Blue Ridge, explains how understanding the customer can bring you one giant step closer to the ultimate goal of the supply chain.

Carnival cruising full speed to deliver game-changing guest experience

Carnival cruising full speed to deliver game-changing guest experience

John Padgett, chief experience and innovation officer, global experience and innovation for Carnival Corp. is the opening keynote speaker at the upcoming ICX Summit this June in Dallas.

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Ricardo Belmar, senior director, worldwide enterprise product marketing at InfoVista, has been entrenched in the world of networks, technology and retail customer experience for decades. Retail Customer Experience caught up with him at the recent NRF ‘Big Show’ to get his perspective on what’s ahead.

Adding value to the retail customer experience

Adding value to the retail customer experience

Nick Godfrey, executive vice president and co-founder of Customer Portfolios, explains why marketers need to think outside the box to retain customers in the long term.

Can you trust your implementation partner to manage scope?

Can you trust your implementation partner to manage scope?

Tom Schoen, president, BTM Global, explains the role of an implementation partner, what they are responsible for and why communication is critical, early on, before things begin to spiral out of control.

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.

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.

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off with big sales, but Target not sitting idle