Retail and Hospitality
The Future of Retail: What’s real and what’s hype after NRF 2018?
If you attended the National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference this January – and perhaps even if you didn’t – you probably heard about the award-winning Cisco ToyBox<span...
7 Key Takeaways from NRF 2018
What grabbed the attention of retailers at the National Retail Federation 2018? The shiny toys within Cisco’s ToyBox– which which served as a fully functional toy store displaying our various retail tech solutions– definitely caught some eyes. Discussions that took place within the booth and at break-out sessions brought insight to the main factors impacting […]
Cisco at NRF and the foundation for digital transformation
With the National Retail Federation in full swing, the Cisco booth is bustling with visitors. The team has deployed its Toy Box – a fully functional toy store featuring solutions for seamless experiences among shoppers, store associates, managers, and IT teams. The Toy Box demonstrates how Cisco and our partners help make the entire retail […]
Our Top 3 Retail Posts of 2017
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, testing the limits of your supply chain, workforce, and customer service. Above all, your customers remain at the center. Anticipating their needs and interests, and optimizing their shopping experiences – whether in a brick and mortar store, on a mobile device, or from the comfort of their […]
Live #CiscoChat Oct 26th — Digital Retail 101: Are You Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
In 2016, new records were set for online sales across Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States. In addition, the National Retail Federation reported that total consumers increased with 154.4 million people shopping over Thanksgiving weekend last year. Are you interested in hearing about what retailers can expect this year? Whether it’s […]
Back to School 2017 Takeaways on the Customer Experience
Back to school (BTS) 2017 is officially in the books, and retailers are getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. Now is the time to reflect on key lessons learned for retailers. This year’s back-to-school sales were projected to be the most successful in the last five years, with total combined spending for college and […]
Five to Thrive in an Amazon World
Cisco's digital transformation assessment tool helps retailers to learn where they are on their digital business journey, then to survive and thrive in this digital era.
Blockchain in retail: Cisco launches new IoT alliance
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about blockchain in recent months. The technology offers new opportunities for better security for retailers, but so far it does not have a...
Can Retail Associates Be Your Competitive Advantage? Act Now. Empower Them.
Long wait times. Out of stock challenges. Pricing inaccuracies. Dissatisfied customers. Operating in the physical world of retail can be tough. And more often than not, the retail associate takes the heat for painful situations like these given that they are on the front lines. Day after day the associate wakes up, pours a big […]