Retail Category Archive

Opposing Views on ‘Branch of the Future’ are Two Sides of the Same Coin

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While banks are starting to evaluate their customer’s experience in branches, financial marketers are having trouble making heads or tails of banking customer’s preferences. Some need the speed and efficiency that technology has brought to the financial industry. Others still need the personal engagement that only people can bring. These ‘Branches of the Future’ are causing some […]

Modified Containers fix Slacking CX in Banking

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We can all agree, if any industry is looking at the numbers and costs associated with running a business, it’s banks. That’s why, to the untrained eye, digital platforms seem like the Holy Grail. When compared with the cost to build, staff, and run a traditional branch, banking and financial management applications save billions. Sadly, the […]

Are you Ready for ICSC + RECON?

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The International Council of Shipping Centers (ICSC) is the world’s largest retail real estate exhibition. This year’s RECON conference (a division of ICSC) will be held in Las Vegas. May 22 – 25 will be chock-full of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and professional development for retailers and developers alike. Here’s what you can expect: If […]

The Financial Perks to Music Festivals

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With so many music festivals popping up nowadays, it’s likely you’ve been to one. They range in everything from size and line-up to genre. The anticipation that comes with waiting for tickets to go on sale at 10 am on a Friday grows with exposure, which begs the question: what is the financial impact of […]

4 Reasons Retailers Thrive on Music Festival Vibes

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Kicking off this month are big-time events like The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and that means tons of brands are looking to be a part of that consumer experience. From the bohemian-inspired fashions to the total saturation of social media, brands are looking to reach the affluent audience that these festivals typically attract. […]

What to Expect at the 2016 Digital Banking Expo

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This summer New Orleans will play host to American Banker’s Digital Banking conference. Here are a few things you bet will be happening: Everyone who’s anyone in the digital banking world will be there. Top-notch speakers are set to tackle major discussions, such as the challenges the banking industry faces with startups like Apple Pay, […]

What to Expect at SXSW 2016: Retail Addition

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It’s not breaking news that today’s retail experience is primarily a series of clicks.  Everything from groceries to prescription eyeware to furniture can be “added to your cart.” This brings up a valid question: what is the future of retail? At this year’s SXSW festival, several panels will be discussing just that. In an age […]

What does adidas’ partnership with Wanderlust mean for the sporting goods retail industry?

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Short answer: We can get comfortable, yoga pants are here to stay. Long answer: First, let’s set the stage Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around mindful living. They define mindful living as a conscious, value-based approach to leading a sane and healthy life. Mindful living is comprised of a few core principles: practice […]

Changing Financial Industry: The Millennial Saga

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The consumer group everyone is courting these days is the Millennial – and the banking industry is no exception. By 2020 one in every three adults will be in this unique group. They are already 74 million strong in the US and considered the largest generation in American history. Millennials are tech savvy digital natives, […]

Banks Attracting College Students

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You’ve seen the traditional bank student outreach program: tables and tents set up along walking paths stocked with cheap incentives for students to sign up for accounts and credit cards. It’s old, it’s tired, and frankly it doesn’t speak to this generation of college students.BankMobile is getting innovative, and taking on a new model that […]