We've been locked up at home for so long that the urge for reconnecting with other human beings has never been stronger. What better than a lazy afternoon in a coffee shop to celebrate the Vaccine Economy? Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has been keeping an eye on progress.
If you're not Carrie from Sex in the City, buying shoes is an occasional activity and that makes life more challenging for retailers such as schuh. Time to try on CRM and loyalty management to see if they fit.
Spanish ferry operator Baleària upgraded to Zendesk messaging suite early on in the COVID-19 pandemic to cope with a 500% rise in customer queries
Virtual healthcare app Vida stood out as Workday Ventures showcased more of its portfolio. Its digital-native platform offers a new route to care for widespread chronic conditions
Messaging becomes a core part of Zendesk's customer service offering this week as consumers switch to WhatsApp and other messaging apps to engage with brands
Brewing up a strong data foundation with Tableau - Starbucks gains critical insight into consumer behavior, store usage and...er, restrooms
Starbucks use of data analytics has enabled it to pivot to meet changing customer behaviors during the COVID crisis.
Nordic electronics chain Elkjøp - part of Dixons Carphone - bucks retail blues to invest in bricks-and-mortar customer experience
Data reveals omni-channel retail passed its biggest stress test during the 2020 Holiday season, but what happens next?
Retailers wanted to 'spread the load' for the 2020 Holiday season as millions more shopper turned to online. Good plan, but how did it work out in practice?
Business software provider Zoho believes cloud technology can unlock a rural revival - and is turning offices into farms as it puts its vision into practice
Target's omni-channel retail thinking pays off with largest quarterly sales surge in nearly 60 years
Target has long been a best practice exemplar of omni-channel retail transformation and that's paid off big time during the past few months.
Starbucks made savvy early digital investments that paid off when the pandemic ground up long term planning.
Barbour is a retail brand that dates back to the 19th century and is best known for its iconic waxed jackets. In 2020, the importance of D2C e-commerce is a priority for the firm as Amy-Lee Cowey, Global e-commerce & Digital Head, explains.
COVID's digital DIY boom - has it taken a pandemic to focus Kingfisher's omni-channel retail thinking?
DIY group Kingfisher's experiences during the pandemic have resulted in some sharper thinking around e-commerce and omni-channel capabilities. Now, can it put its vision into practice?