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August 13, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Becoming a “Retailer of the Future” with Customer Experience

More than ever before, today’s consumers have more options about what to buy and where to buy it. With each interaction, they choose which retailers they support with time, attention, personal data, dollars and social capital. That’s no small investment to make, and as a result customers turn to retailers and brands that not only […]

Creating Your New Digital-Ready Store

Cisco’s Global Retail team announced a new paper at the Cisco Live show in Las Vegas from Cisco and our retail research partner PSFK, Inc. “The Future of Retail” report supplement defines ten pillars of customer experience, showing how brands, retailers, and solution providers are finding new ways to engage, connect, and create a vibrant […]

Creating Context to Attract the Connected Customer

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to lead a session at the SAS Global Forum, along with Intel VP Steve Brown and Lori Schafer, SAS Retail Executive Advisor, on how retailers can create better in-store context for today’s connected customer. SAS Institute is a Cisco analytics partner and we had some exciting […]

The Shift from Retail Solutions to Strategic Capabilities

Hello, everyone! My name is Ed Jimenez, and I am the new lead for Retail & Hospitality for Cisco’s Business Transformation Team. My job is to help retailers and hoteliers make better use of technologies to deliver customer experiences that align with their brand promise. I worked my way though college as a retail store […]

Video Provides a Fresh Approach to Retail

The key to retail success is understanding the shopping journey, and video can play an important part in that process. Sandra Acham talked to me this week as she wrote a blog about how video supports a comprehensive approach to understanding customer behavior (read the blog). The thing is that today’s retail customers don’t think […]

January 15, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Presenting a Roadmap for Digital Transformation at NRF 2016

Life in the Digital Vortex is challenging—especially for retailers. In an environment where averaged across industries four of the top 10 incumbents will be displaced by digital disruption in...

December 23, 2015

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

How to Create an Omnichannel Strategy that’s Worth Celebrating

This holiday season customers have more ways to shop than ever before. Retailers are making it easier to get the right presents by providing enhanced delivery options – from buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) to curbside pickup. While this freedom is empowering for customers, it creates a new level of complexity for retailers […]

December 10, 2015

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

3 Ways Santa’s Store Helpers are Making Shopping Easier this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping isn’t like it used to be. Retail sales associates – a.k.a Santa’s helpers – are taking on more than just ushering shoppers into fitting rooms and helping them check out. Today, their role more resembles that of a concierge. Here are three ways the role of the sales associate is changing: #1: The […]

November 23, 2015

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Take the Chaos Out of Holiday Shopping and Increase Sales By 50%

‘Tis the season for bold and forward-thinking retailers to try new things! Excitement is building as many innovative retailers focus on areas to make the holiday shopping experience better for...