Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

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.

CVS Health chief to take helm at Hudson’s Bay

CVS Health chief to take helm at Hudson’s Bay

Helena Foulkes, a top CVS Health Corp. executive and president of CVS Pharmacy, is taking on the CEO role at Hudson’s Bay come Feb. 19.

Why 1-800-Flowers, eBay, Cosabella are hot for AI

Why 1-800-Flowers, eBay, Cosabella are hot for AI

Three successful and growing retailers share insight on why each is embracing artificial intelligence to drive the retail customer experience forward.

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.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

While the ecommerce retailer won top shopping destination this past holiday season, and dozens of headlines related its innovations, Amazon is not immune to fail as industry watchers see more than a few weak spots in its influencer armor.

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

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.

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.

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

The electronics retailer is prepping enhanced text communication by tapping the emerging communication protocol, Rich Communications Services, to provide deeper information to consumers and enhance the customer connection.

Walmart digital signage delivers broken content

Walmart digital signage delivers broken content

Digital Signage Today Editor Bradley Cooper encounters a Walmart shelf-edge display that failed to get its message across. Instead of a heartwarming holiday video, it delivered a buffering, stuttering mess.

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

The retailer officially becomes the latest to add an in-store, mobile-payment feature to its app in a move that also combines its digital coupon program into a single scan at checkout.

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Jeff Kagan has a big list of big questions for today's retailer -- from realizing the need to change to creating both a defensive and offensive strategy.

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.

The new face of disruption: Retail in the digital age

The new face of disruption: Retail in the digital age

David Rosen, digital transformation technologist and strategist,TIBCO Software, shares how industry leaders, like Amazon, are laser focused on innovating the best means to continuously drive a positive customer experience, all while reigning in costs.

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Jeff Kagan wants Walmart and Walmart.com to be successful, but he believes the level of success will come from respect for the customer. The big question is this: Are they up to the task?

'New wave' retail is starting to crest

'New wave' retail is starting to crest

For many analysts, observers and pundits, the Sears story serves as a kind of moral or object lesson to Amazon. But ICXA Managing Director Christopher Hall also see the Sears story as a fascinating reverse-parallel to what seems to be going on in a bigger-picture sense in retail today, with a bit of a twist.

Alibaba one-ups Amazon by building a mall for retailers

Alibaba one-ups Amazon by building a mall for retailers

Chris Petersen writes on how Amazon and Alibaba, two great disruptors of traditional bricks and mortar retail, are focused on creating new models that will serve the rising expectations of today's customers.

5 lessons restaurants can learn from Uber, Amazon

5 lessons restaurants can learn from Uber, Amazon

Uber and Amazon have bridged the gap between digital and physical experiences in a way that has reset consumer expectations for how they interact with all their favorite brands.

5 ways to create 'remarkable experiences'

5 ways to create 'remarkable experiences'

Retail customer experience expert Doug Stephens shares five ways bankers can boost customer experience during his keynote at Networld Media Group's 2017 Bank Customer Experience event.

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Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward