Customer Experience

Articles on CX (Customer Experience)

  1. Technology & Innovation
Wayfair is prioritizing innovation across its organization, supported by technology providers like Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Kevin O’Riordan, head of physical retail and supply chain engineering at Wayfair, and Fredrik Carlegren, vice president of marketing and communications at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. In […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members- April Sabral, Andrew Smith, Carl Boutet, Alberto Serrentino, Charles Haseman, Christine Russo, Guy Courtin, and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding experiences of someone’s life, and the satisfaction that comes with owning a successful business can be life-changing. It isn’t all easy, but seeing your labor bear fruit can be worth the effort. Starting a retail business, in particular, is one of the most popular small […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The beginning of the year is a time of great momentum and in the ever-evolving retail industry, you must always be prepared for what’s coming down the pipeline. In the past few years, I’ve seen a significant shift in retailers using technology to create more meaningful and personalized engagement strategies to inspire consumers to take […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Home Depot is making technology investments to enhance an interconnected shopping journey for its customers. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Muzammil Akram, vice president of technology and store systems at The Home Depot, to learn more about the tools the home improvement retailer […]
  1. Start Ups
Emperia, which creates immersive e-commerce spaces for retail brands, has raised a $10 million Series A. This follows an $875k pre-seed in 2021 (featuring Concept Ventures, SFC Capital, Blissgrowth). The Series A round was led by Base10 Partners and joined by investors including Daphni (via its retail fund Dastore), Sony Innovation Fund, Background Capital, Stanford […]
  1. Retailer Media
Most retailers are now highly focused on building their own retail media networks (RMNs), offering onsite and offsite inventory. And why not? Retail media networks, when done well, offer a stream of high-profit cash that can be up to 1.5 percent of a retailer’s gross revenues, at margins north of 50 percent. The cookie-less future […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has launched a new ecommerce site and customer experience designed specifically for small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and nonprofits. The aim of the Walmart Business platform is to “remove complexity in purchasing, lower costs and give our customers more opportunities to serve their customers and communities.” With a curated assortment of more than 100,000 items, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Show and British Retail Consortium have announced a strategic partnership which will showcase the role of innovation in driving the future of retail. This will see the latter lead a keynote session at Retail Technology Show, taking place at London’s Olympia on 26th-27th April, as part of a conference programme that also includes […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The NRF Big Show, held in NYC Jan. 15-17, did more than bring together 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. The event also gives us business editors the chance to suss out the major trends that retail decision-makers will be grappling with in 2023. Here’s our take on just a few of the key […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Brands are all about customer experience. Great brands deliver great experiences regardless of whether that experience is the taste of a freshly baked pizza, an exhilarating ride in sports car, or a refreshing night’s sleep on a firm mattress. Products that fail to deliver are rarely on the market for long. The responsibility for brand […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Macroeconomic conditions like inflation, supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and rapid changes across industries have all disrupted business as we know it. How can you keep up as the global landscape constantly changes? Invest in customer support. When your team has an efficient platform — not just the mashup of tools acquired over the years […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
​Understanding the value your customers bring and how you can maximize it is crucial, especially when there’s an impending recession. When the economy suffers, customer lifetime value (CLV), or the long-term revenue that customers create, can take a huge hit. Consumers are more cautious and they’re likely to shop around in search of alternative or […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The 2022 shopping season, including coveted holiday sales, proved to be anything but typical for shoppers and retailers alike. Issues with rising inflation and tighter budgets, coupled with continued shipping challenges, gave way to new and interesting retail trends. Data from Quantum Metric shows that providing value at every step in the digital experience is […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
If you’re a child of the ’90s then you already know (and probably love) Dippin’ Dots. If you’re not and you don’t have kids or have never been to an amusement park, then here’s the long and short of it — Dippin’ Dots is cryogenically frozen ice cream that form little beads to create a […]
  1. Retail Operations
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co) has named Jason Gowans to the new post of SVP and Chief Digital Officer, effective Feb. 6, 2023. He will report to LS&Co President Michelle Gass and be responsible for engineering, data, AI and digital product management, spearheading efforts for both ecommerce and the digital go-to-market. Jason Gowans Gowans spent […]
  1. Retail Operations
Hyperpersonalisierung und Omnichannel-Marketing sind für den Handel wichtige Erfolgskonzepte. Warum das so ist und wie die Bremer Digitalagentur hmmh ihre Kunden auf dem Weg zu einer personalisierten Customer Experience unterstützt, erfahren Sie im FCEE-Blog.
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
  1. Channel: Mass
We know millions of small and medium businesses (SMBs) and nonprofits utilize Walmart’s stores and website to purchase supplies to support their day-to-day operations. These customers are under more pressure than ever due to inflation and supply chain issues, adapting to a hybrid workforce and post-pandemic behavioral shifts.For months, we’ve been working with SMBs and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In Charles Dickens’ treasured story, “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge peers into his past, present and future, learning valuable lessons from his mistakes and emerging a better man. Thankfully, retailers don’t need a visit from three ghosts to make wiser choices in the new year. As retailers face down a looming recession, here’s what they […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Starbucks and DoorDash have expanded their delivery partnership to Northern California, Texas, Georgia, Florida and other select markets, with plans for availability in all 50 states by March 2023. The program has received positive feedback following pilots in Atlanta, Houston and Sacramento, Calif. as well as market expansions in Seattle, Portland and New York City […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The grocery sector has undergone serious shifts in the past couple years. From upgraded technologies that enable digital ordering to pandemic-era shopping habits that sent certain products flying off the shelves, today’s grocery shoppers are no longer loyal to the same store or chain. They hunt for the retailers with the best products, selection and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today’s marketers face the ultimate catch-22: Consumers overwhelmingly desire hyperpersonalized experiences, yet they’re concerned about sharing their data. According to Arity’s research, 66 percent of consumers have deleted an app due to privacy concerns. With competition for business fierce and the data privacy movement underway, retailers and marketers must establish strong data collection practices for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In today’s retail environment, few things kill a sale and the customer experience (CX) more than software glitches and 404 error pages. Consumers expect seamless, personalized, on-demand digital solutions. In fact, 86 percent of customers say they would leave a brand after as few as two poor experiences, according to one 2022 study. The pressure […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Significant transformations are taking place within the fuel and convenience retail industry, resulting in convenience stores rethinking how to handle operations during this period of transformation. Consumer needs and expectations look different than they did even just a few years ago — with an increased focus on convenience, speed and value. As a result, retailers […]
  1. Data & Insights
Still haven’t gotten back from a much-needed break after a busy holiday season?  But the time to relax isn’t just here yet. Moving onto 2023, we need to draft our plans early to reach our goals for the year. Remember, implementing tested strategies helps you save time later in the game, when all you have […]
  1. Retail Operations
US ecommerce giant Amazon has topped a survey which asked shoppers about their spending habits from Retail Week. Both UK grocers Tesco and Asda both followed with Aldi bringing up… The post Amazon tops ranking for customer experience appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
When today’s shoppers have so many different buying choices, it is important for businesses to make personalized customer experiences a top priority. In fact, according to a report done by McKinnsey and Company, 71 percent of customers are now expecting companies to deliver personalization. Consumers want to be treated as individuals by the brands they […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The modern consumer expects a seamless experience with a retailer in-store, online and mixed between the two should they choose to reserve online and pick up in-store or vice versa. In the crowded marketplace we see today, consumers are willing to base their shopping decisions on which retailers can provide that experience. Today, 61 percent […]

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  1. Shopper & Customer
  2. Department: Nonfood
  3. Corporate Strategy
  4. Corporate Finance
  5. ESG
  6. Media & Marketing
  7. Agencies & Vendors
  8. Data & Insights
  9. Shopper & Customer
  10. Trends & External Forces
  11. Holiday & Events
  12. Operations & Supply Chain
In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. ESG
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Data & Insights
  6. Shopper & Customer
  7. Technology & Innovation
  8. Trends & External Forces
  9. Holiday & Events
  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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