Chain Store Age: Exclusive Q&A: Kroger sees 'hybrid shoppers' as the future of e-commerce
An emerging segment of shoppers who interact with retailers across physical and digital channels requires retailers to rethink their engagement strategies.
Chain Store Age recently spoke with Michael McGowan, senior VP of commercial insights and loyalty for 84.51°, which is the data analytics subsidiary of major U.S, grocery conglomerate The Kroger Co, about a new type of omnichannel customer retailers need to serve.
According to McGowan, these “hybrid shoppers” began merging their physical and digital retail activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will only continue to increase their omnichannel engagement throughout the upcoming holidays and beyond.
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