Retailers seek redeveloped public spaces in new shopping environment

Retailers seek redeveloped public spaces in new shopping environment

Michael Kaiser, principal, director of design at the Beck Group, outlines how fewer people are visiting the malls due to the speed and convenience of online shopping, leaving mall owners to grapple with an escalating number of darkened stores and rethink business strategies on how to stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable.

Reimagining retail through the art of placemaking

Reimagining retail through the art of placemaking

Gregg Sloan, chief creative officer at Amplified, discusses the new commodity in high demand with low supply: experiences. Retailers that can leverage a unique and expansive marketing opportunity might just get the classic American mall off long-term life support.

Legacy mall home to cutting-edge retail customer experiences

Legacy mall home to cutting-edge retail customer experiences

The Microsoft store, Fossil, Lego and Tesla offer up unique interactive customer experiences within the 53-year-old NorthPark Center mall in Dallas.

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

While encouraged by customer response Amazon isn't ready to announce much about its plans for its innovative cashierless store. The company is making sure the technology, which utilizes machine learning and computer vision to eliminate the need for cashiers, continues to function seamlessly.

Target expands delivery, boosts wages amidst earnings report criticism

Target expands delivery, boosts wages amidst earnings report criticism

Target CEO Brian Cornell is not upset over his company's latest mixed earnings despite street criticism. Cornell says his company has the team and strategy in place to drive in-store and digital innovation and sales.

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.

2017 in Review: Top 5 features highlight retailer experiences

2017 in Review: Top 5 features highlight retailer experiences

Retail Customer Experience readers love getting insight from those in the trenches, and this year's top five articles illustrate that hunger.

Erewhon Market shares retail store design tips, advice

Erewhon Market shares retail store design tips, advice

The all-natural grocer is working with partner Retail Design Collaborative in designing its fourth location. The partners offer up what’s critical in retail design and why store design is so critical in delivering a robust customer experience.

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.

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