Brick and mortar retail getting a second chance

Brick and mortar retail getting a second chance

Rob Zomok, president, global operations at Inmar, believes there's a very bright spot along the retail horizon and its location will be a surprise to many: the secondary market.

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

Jeff Anulewicz, executive strategy director at MXM, explains how retailers, both online and offline, need to crack Amazon's dominance of the retail landscape.

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.

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Analyst Jeff Kagan explains why there is no death knell to be rung for retail. Sure there is intense pressure, and certain retailers are folding, but others are rapidly growing. Retail is not dying, but it is changing.

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

With the close of 2017, a year which brought big news in retail customer experience strategy, technology and trends, Retail Customer Experience shares a hefty list of industry watcher expectations for the new year.

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: The top 5  blogs

2017 in review: The top 5 blogs

Retail Customer Experience is home to a growing blog sphere, and the diverse opinions, insights, tips and advice are invaluable to readers. Here are the top five blogs that caught readers' attention in 2017.

2017 in review: Walmart, Buffet, Target led top read news

2017 in review: Walmart, Buffet, Target led top read news

The top five news items on Retail Customer Experience in 2017 focused primarily on big brand retail news and insight offered by big names.

For retailers and brands

For retailers and brands "the moment of truth" has already passed

Seeta Hariharan, GM and group head, TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group, explains why 'the moment of truth' in retail has passed and been replaced by the sum of the consumer's connected experiences.

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.

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Harriet Green, general manager for IBM Watson Internet of Things, customer engagement and education, explains how retailers must welcome an early adopter mentality. Retailers need to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence and cloud to introduce new ways to differentiate their brand.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Tractica analyst Mark Beccue and Interactions Vice President of Marketing Jane Price offer valuable insight on how and why AI is no longer a buzzword, but being embraced as a retail customer experience technology.

Brick-and-mortar retailers' secret weapon: Conversion rate optimization

Brick-and-mortar retailers' secret weapon: Conversion rate optimization

Mark Ryski, CEO and founder of HeadCount Corp., wonders why conversion rate optimization isn't a retail obsession given the difficult business conditions brick-and-mortar retailers are facing.

Why personalization is key for retail customer experiences

Why personalization is key for retail customer experiences

Jim Dicso, CEO of SundaySky, explores how retailers can personalize engagement in an entertaining, valuable and non-creepy way and create superior customer experiences.

Impulse service on steroids

Impulse service on steroids

Chip Bell explains how products involved in an impulse buy usually have some "eye catching" feature and are smartly positioned where a roving eye cannot miss. Yet impulse service is not about easy as much as it is about emotional comfort.

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.

Why B2C marketers must strike a better balance between customer acquisition and retention

Why B2C marketers must strike a better balance between customer acquisition and retention

Eric Keating, vice president of marketing at Zaius, explains why ecommerce retail marketers should spend more time and resources turning existing customers into repeat buyers while simultaneously growing their overall customer base.

Take your workforce off a 'lean' diet with better management practices

Take your workforce off a 'lean' diet with better management practices

John Orr, senior vice president of retail at Ceridian, believes employees are at the core of delivering a good customer experience and achieving profitability success.

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.

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