Predictions Report

Predictions 2018: Customer Obsessed, Data-Driven Retailers Thrive

November 10th, 2017
With contributors:
Stephen Powers , Sam Wolken , Peggy Dostie


In a world of hyperadoption — and hyperabandonment — the key to successful retailing in 2018 is obsessing about customer experience. Retailers' greatest hindrance to executing on this vision isn't a lack of will — it's their siloed organization structure that makes it next to impossible to get a holistic customer view or to craft the right products and services. In this report, we explore the trends we see developing and key issues that retailers must proactively tackle for their business in 2018.

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