Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

One almost expected Target CEO Brian Cornell to break out in a few 'ho ho hos' during a live talk Wednesday following the retailer's third quarter earnings report. Even as shares dropped Cornell is confident and happy about results.

Ultimate irony – Amazon building warehouse at former U.S. mall

Ultimate irony – Amazon building warehouse at former U.S. mall

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.

Case study: Creating the architecture of fragrance

Case study: Creating the architecture of fragrance

Fragrance design studio, Joya, and Taylor and Miller Architecture/Light joined forces to create a radically conceived retail experience meant to hover between the context of consumption and production.

Neiman Marcus embracing innovative tech from the front door to the dressing room

Neiman Marcus embracing innovative tech from the front door to the dressing room

From the minute a shopper walks into the new Fort Worth, Dallas-based Neiman Marcus, digital technology is nearby. Here’s the scoop on how the retailer's iLab is developing and designing innovations that are driving a robust customer experience.

'Interesting times' highlight ICX Summit 2017

'Interesting times' highlight ICX Summit 2017

Brands really can't treat any of their customers like they're all alike anymore, not just the millennials, especially now that the technology is available to enable brands to treat them all more and more like individuals.

5 improvements for successful dealer display programs

5 improvements for successful dealer display programs

The process of designing displays for your dealer networks in the flooring, paint, or home improvement industries presents a unique set of challenges. Build your framework around five questions when developing display programs for home improvement dealer networks.

ICX Summit: Neuroscience, millennials and measuring customer experience

ICX Summit: Neuroscience, millennials and measuring customer experience

The upcoming June ICX Summit boasts top leaders in customer experience speaking on a range of topics from CX strategy to measuring customer experience return-on-investment

Store display 101: Tips, best practices, do’s and don’ts

Store display 101: Tips, best practices, do’s and don’ts

The retail sector has come a long way from the days of the cheesy cardboard cutout display standing near a pile of products or welcoming customers to a new store selection.

Petsmart deploys unique musical experience for pets, owners

Petsmart deploys unique musical experience for pets, owners

Family pets spending time at a Petsmart PetsHotel, as well as their owners, are getting a much more lyrical experience as the retailer is piping in playlists aimed to enhance the customer experience.

For the love of change: Why display design can't be a stagnant strategy

For the love of change: Why display design can't be a stagnant strategy

How can we make displays last, carry a consistent brand message, and yet still appease the need of our audience for change?

Target's strategy is all about creating a hassle-free customer experience

Target's strategy is all about creating a hassle-free customer experience

From all indications 2016 is going to be a busy year for Target and the prime focus will be on the consumer.

Critical reasons why retailers need a seamless product return process

Critical reasons why retailers need a seamless product return process

Retail product returns, which appear to be a minor part of the customer experience, are actually a crucial component of the overall relationship between the consumer and retailer.

Top 2016 marketing trends & why you need interactivity

Top 2016 marketing trends & why you need interactivity

2016 is going to herald many changes to the marketing paradigm. Let's look at how interactive technology can help retailers utilize these trends.

ICX Symposium: The customer experience is about technology + emotion

ICX Symposium: The customer experience is about technology + emotion

Today’s interactive customer experience is morphing quickly into an emotional consumer experience —and while technology is obviously a necessary part it’s not the sole ingredient.

FCES15: Why design is key to customer engagement

FCES15: Why design is key to customer engagement

Design is a key aspect for the customer experience and plays directly into the "corporate soul" and building a relationship with customers.

Will the future of retail be place, purple fairy dust or prime?

Will the future of retail be place, purple fairy dust or prime?

The battle for core customers is heating up on many fronts

Why the brick-and-mortar storefront isn’t going anywhere

Why the brick-and-mortar storefront isn’t going anywhere

In-store and online retail experiences are not mutually exclusive. In each retail environment the customers deserves the same loyalty points, custom product recommendations, local sales insight.

Store design: It just keeps getting smarter… and sexier

Store design: It just keeps getting smarter… and sexier

There's no question that today's shoppers want to be wowed. Tech-savvy and design-smart, they're looking for interactive and visually appealing experiences that jolt them out of the day-to-day.

5 ways surveillance can improve retailer ops

5 ways surveillance can improve retailer ops

The advancements in video surveillance over recent years have made it possible for retailers and business managers to document operations, observe customer traffic, keep a close eye on cash handling, make sure safety protocols are met, track inventory and monitor employee behavior.

Under Armour boosts customer experience with digital signage in new Chicago store

Under Armour boosts customer experience with digital signage in new Chicago store

Athletic apparel and gear retailer Under Armour recently opened the doors of its newest specialty retail location on Chicago's Magnificent Mile – and the new space is a high-tech wonderland.

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