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  • Analysis

    Webinar: National Living Wage provides retailers with food for thought

    Listen to the discussion as Essential Retail editor Ben Sillitoe moderates a webinar on retail and the National Living Wage, featuring Majestic Wine, the British Retail Consortium and JDA Software.

    Webinar: National Living Wage provides retailers with food for thought
  • In-store & Ops

    Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020

    Last week's London Fashion Week highlighted a range of ways designers are using new technology to go to market, but a new report warns the fashion industry currently has a tech skills gap.

    Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020
  • Marketing, Content & Social

    Retail Ramble podcast: Interview with Vouchercodes.co.uk

    Essential Retail sits down with the general manager of VoucherCodes.co.uk, Claire Davenport, to discuss the changing face of customer loyalty and the move towards targeted marketing to consumers' mobi...

    Retail Ramble podcast: Interview with Vouchercodes.co.uk
  • Comment

    Comment: Bedevilled by branding - why homepages fail

    What are the key differentiators between effective homepages and those that are less so? Good Growth's James Hammersley has his say.

    Comment: Bedevilled by branding - why homepages fail

Latest

  • RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Cegid

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Cegid

    In the build-up to RBTE 2017, we will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today, we hear from Samir Belkhayat, a director at Cegid and a man who cherishes his GoPro camera.

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Cegid
  • Comment: Dual camera smartphones - the missing link that will bring augmented reality into the mainstream

    Comment: Dual camera smartphones - the missing link that will bring augmented reality into the mainstream

    Jeffrey Ferguson, lecturer in pervasive and mobile computing at University of Westminster, takes a look at how new smartphones with two outward cameras will encourage the use of augmented reality.

    Comment: Dual camera smartphones - the missing link that will bring augmented reality into the mainstream
  • EE stores to host Chelsea v Arsenal live in virtual reality

    EE stores to host Chelsea v Arsenal live in virtual reality

    As the retail and travel industries look to experiment with virtual reality (VR), mobile network EE has agreed to show this weekend's top Premier League football match in its stores using the technology.

    EE stores to host Chelsea v Arsenal live in virtual reality
  • Karen Millen puts itself at heart of in-store tech innovation

    Karen Millen puts itself at heart of in-store tech innovation

    Fashion retailer Karen Millen has been working with an array of tech companies to show other players in the industry how the in-store experience can be transformed via new hardware, software and customer-facing systems.

    Karen Millen puts itself at heart of in-store tech innovation
  • Eye on eCommerce: Accenture's retail boss on why the store isn't dead

    Eye on eCommerce: Accenture's retail boss on why the store isn't dead

    Jill Standish, senior managing director for retail at Accenture, speaks to Essential Retail about how retailers need to up their game to keep customers in their stores.

    Eye on eCommerce: Accenture's retail boss on why the store isn't dead
  • RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Bixolon

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Bixolon

    In the build-up to RBTE 2017, we will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today, we hear from Bixolon managing director and EastEnders fan Charlie Kim.

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Bixolon
  • RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - ARCA Europe

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - ARCA Europe

    In the build-up to RBTE 2017, we will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today, we hear from Steve Matthews of Arca, who is a fan of classic comedy series Only Fools and Horses and Fawlty Towers.

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - ARCA Europe
  • Interview: How AO.com uses tech to improve CX

    Interview: How AO.com uses tech to improve CX

    AO.com director of customer experience, David Atherton, reflects on the retailer's use of technology in the contact centre and how automation is set to transform the customer experience.

    Interview: How AO.com uses tech to improve CX
  • Comment: Gender pay reporting and getting the house in order

    Comment: Gender pay reporting and getting the house in order

    Failure by retailers to get on top of any pay disparities could lead to adverse publicity, equal pay claims from employees and lost customers. Laura Farnsworth, partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, has her say.

    Comment: Gender pay reporting and getting the house in order
  • Eye on eCommerce: IMImobile on chatbots

    Eye on eCommerce: IMImobile on chatbots

    Essential Retail chats to Aseem Sadana, SVP of products and strategy at IMImobile, to learn more about the world of chatbots and conversational commerce.

    Eye on eCommerce: IMImobile on chatbots
  • BRC report underlines rise of debit card and decline of cash

    BRC report underlines rise of debit card and decline of cash

    Although cash still makes up a significant percentage of transactions in the UK, new research from the BRC has highlighted its continued decline against the rise of the debit card.

    BRC report underlines rise of debit card and decline of cash
  • Online and international development drive Phase Eight growth

    Online and international development drive Phase Eight growth

    Online and international revenue now represents one-fifth of Phase Eight's group sales, with the fashion retailer reporting a solid year of growth under new ownership.

    Online and international development drive Phase Eight growth
  • In pictures: BT's Alexander Black concept store

    In pictures: BT's Alexander Black concept store

    Essential Retail attends the launch of BT's latest concept retail store, showcasing the technologies which can help digitise the in-store experience.

    In pictures: BT's Alexander Black concept store
  • RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - London Graphic Systems

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - London Graphic Systems

    In the build-up to RBTE 2017, we will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today we hear from Tony Medford, sun-seeker, music fan and strategic director at London Graphic System.

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - London Graphic Systems

Essential Retail expert panel

Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020

In-store & Ops

Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020
Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020

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  1. Karen Millen puts itself at heart of in-store tech innovationKaren Millen puts itself at heart of in-store tech innovation
  2. Eye on eCommerce: Accenture's retail boss on why the store isn't deadEye on eCommerce: Accenture's retail boss on why the store isn't dead
  3. Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020Report: UK fashion industry will require 60,000 new tech roles by 2020
  4. EE stores to host Chelsea v Arsenal live in virtual realityEE stores to host Chelsea v Arsenal live in virtual reality
  5. Comment: Bedevilled by branding - why homepages failComment: Bedevilled by branding - why homepages fail