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.
A session on the need to adopt automation in retail drew an overflow audience during the CES show in Las Vegas.
Customer experience is the dominant strategy in retail, and Amazon dominated in 2017 by innovating on everything from supply chain to faster delivery to expanding its reach via traditional brands to paving new roads in consumer purchase.
Erratic support from U.S. retailers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments likely contributed to low use among consumers as the holiday shopping season sprang to life on Black Friday.
As Chris Petersen writes, Amazon has simply been one of the most innovative retailers executing consumer choice and convenience and now is proving why distributors could be retailers' new BFFs: Best Friends in Fulfillment.
Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.
That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.
As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.
Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.
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.
Stop me if you;ve heard this one before: You're more likely to go back home to retrieve your smartphone than the wallet you left behind.
John Costello, Dunkin’ Brands president, global marketing and innovation, doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of retail and what retailers must do to survive and beat the competition.
An increase in shipping prices from popular shipping providers is a big reason why retailers are looking for a solid strategy to overcome the current shipping wars.
Despite a deadline of October 2015, 42 percent of retailers have yet to update payment terminals to be EMV compliant.
Although the nationwide rollout of EMV technology is beginning to eliminate some security concerns, experts expect to see an increase in online fraud as fraudsters turn their attention to online sales.
The liability shift hits Oct. 1, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get consumers and merchants ready for a new payments environment.
A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.
What better experience can a diner have than tallying up their own meal tab?
Your customers want you to know this: "Value my time and you value me." It's part of delivering amazing service.
Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.