‘There’s no denying the impact of COVID-19 on all areas of everyday life. Retailers and other companies are adjusting their approaches to capitalize on a new way of consumer life—focusing on health and safety, staying home and finding creative ways to shop.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes with 25 trends inspired by COVID-19 that show the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

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‘Brands have implemented any number of approaches in the name of customer experience; agile techniques, insight-driven strategy and real-time optimization. But, catapulted into lockdown by Covid-19, the following six months have been the ultimate litmus test for them.’ BARE shares an article by Morag Cuddeford-Jones for Marketing Week on why taking care of employees has helped take care of customers in times of crisis.

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‘It wasn’t too long ago when every business claimed that the key to winning customers was in the quality of the product or service they deliver. But, things have changed. Now, an even more important success factor has appeared. Providing the best customer experience.’ BARE shares an article by Toma Kulbytė for SuperOffice with powerful customer experience statistics.

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‘E-commerce and shopper marketing strategies merge as consumers adopt new, possibly long-term, habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.’ BARE shares an article by Meghan Howard for Quirk’s with new consumer behaviors in the grocery industry.

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‘As Q4 approaches, retailers and consumers alike are settling into new realities and habits while adjusting strategies and plans to accommodate them. Everything about 2020 looks different than years past, including the holidays, from travel and shopping to traditions and gifting.’ BARE shares an article for RetailMeNot with holiday predictions for Q4.

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‘Technology has made it possible for even small businesses to leverage innovation to improve their customer service and outpace competitors by building customer loyalty.’ BARE shares an article by Pritom Das for Entrepreneur with the relationship between technology and customer service.

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‘It’s no secret that successful companies are the ones with satisfied customers. But while many executives claim to understand the importance of customer experience (CX), it often falls by the wayside as resources are channeled into product development.’ BARE shares an article by Aimee Tariq for Entrepreneur with the importance of CX.

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‘Forget power suits, haute couture and evening gowns. This season’s hottest trends are oversized t-shirts, pajamas and loungewear.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes with home-bound customer fashion trends.

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‘Heroes are born out of moments of crisis. The world has definitely seen its fair share of crises in the last six months, but it has also seen incredible heroes.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes with amazing examples of customer service.

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‘Starbucks, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and several others have been upgrading or introducing their programs as they hope to build traffic coming out of the pandemic.’ BARE shares an article by Jonathan Maze for Restaurant Business with new and upgraded loyalty programs.

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