Essential Retail

Essential Retail is brought to you by the team behind Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE). This forward-thinking website stands out from the crowd by carrying original news and analysis, including personality profiles from the leading retailers, vendors and industry bodies. 

Covering breaking UK and international retail news stories from a tech perspective, Essential Retail provides clarity as the digital revolution continues to transform the retail industry and wider business landscape. Whether it’s the latest developments from RBTE exhibitors, thought leadership pieces from respected commentators, or key industry topics – from payments to last mile delivery – Essential Retail has it covered.

The Essential Retail newsletter is sent out to subscribers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  

Introducing the editor

Caroline Baldwin is Editor for Essential Retail.

Previously Deputy Editor of Essential Retail, Caroline specialises in writing long-form analytical features investigating how to solve challenges affecting retailers, as well as securing big-name interviews with retailers.

She also hosts the Retail Ramble podcast.

Caroline brings with her a wealth of knowledge on both retail and technology, after working at Retail Week and Computer Weekly. She is particularly interested in the impact of IoT on retail, showrooming, as well as technologies which improve eCommerce fulfilment.


Introducing the publisher

Eleanor Dallaway is publisher for Essential Retail.

Eleanor Dallaway has been a technology journalist for over a decade and also serves as Editor and Publisher of Infosecurity Magazine, and publisher of Retail Design World.