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    NRF 2018: Retail technology to banish the boredom

    The technology on the NRF expo hall may not have looked too different to last year's event, but the capability of many of the solutions has ramped up considerably and has the potential to support comp...

    NRF 2018: Retail technology to banish the boredom

  • Has digital impacted Christmas 2017 trading for UK retailers?

    Has digital impacted Christmas 2017 trading for UK retailers?

    Retailers have been told Christmas trading results show there is no hiding place for the digital laggards. Essential Retail rounds up the results from retail’s most important time of year.

    Has digital impacted Christmas 2017 trading for UK retailers?
  • What to look out for at NRF 2018

    What to look out for at NRF 2018

    From artificial intelligence and the jam-packed conference agenda, to the many, many parties, Essential Retail shares what to look out for at the NRF Big Show in NYC next week.

    What to look out for at NRF 2018
  • Should fashion e-tailers worry about Amazon?

    Should fashion e-tailers worry about Amazon?

    The gloves are off as Amazon homes in on its latest target – online fashion. Essential Retail reports.

    Should fashion e-tailers worry about Amazon?
  • What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?

    What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?

    What technology will give retail the edge in 2018, and will it be worth the money?

    What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?
  • Big Interview: Quiz on winning the fast-fashion race

    Big Interview: Quiz on winning the fast-fashion race

    Essential Retail talks to Sheraz Ramzan, chief commercial officer at Quiz about a transformational 2017 and its plans to survive the UK’s competitive fast-fashion market.

    Big Interview: Quiz on winning the fast-fashion race
  • IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018

    IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018

    As we enter another year, IGD looks at the five key trends that are set to shape the global food and grocery industry in 2018. What initiatives will retailers and manufacturers introduce to address these? Toby Pickard, senior innovations and trends analyst at IGD, explores.

    IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018
  • Video: Patch on delivering urban jungles

    Video: Patch on delivering urban jungles

    Watch Essential Retail learn about modern online garden centre Patch.

    Video: Patch on delivering urban jungles
  • Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

    Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

    Essential Retail takes a look at five innovations from the eCommerce powerhouse, Amazon. From speedy delivery and Prime through to its new homewares business.

    Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values
  • Interview: Cote’s tech integration paves way for new loyalty play

    Interview: Cote’s tech integration paves way for new loyalty play

    Essential Retail speaks to Cote Restaurants’ chief financial officer, Strahan Wilson, to discuss the company’s new technology investment that will support a unique system for rewarding customer loyalty.

    Interview: Cote’s tech integration paves way for new loyalty play
  • Which retailer adverts rang consumers’ Christmas bells?

    Which retailer adverts rang consumers’ Christmas bells?

    Amazon, Argos, Aldi, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer have been commended by consumers for their Christmas 2017 ads, but what’s giving them the edge and where could they have improved digitally?

    Which retailer adverts rang consumers’ Christmas bells?
  • Empowering the connected colleague

    Empowering the connected colleague

    Essential Retail moderates a webinar, sponsored by Datalogic, which discusses how retailers can use technology to empower their in-store colleagues.

    Empowering the connected colleague

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