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  • BRC-KPMG: Black Friday increasingly an online retail event

    BRC-KPMG: Black Friday increasingly an online retail event

    November’s retail sales figures show the Black Friday period is increasingly being played out online by the UK’s retailers, as overall sales for the month edged up.

    BRC-KPMG: Black Friday increasingly an online retail event
  • JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology

    JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology

    All JD Sports stores across Europe and Australia will use new anti-theft technology on garments, following the completion of a successful trial.

    JD Sports kits out all stores with new security technology
  • Big Interview: House of Fraser on becoming a next-gen department store

    Big Interview: House of Fraser on becoming a next-gen department store

    House of Fraser CIO Julian Burnett says IT chiefs must avoid a one-size-fits all approach when discussing with Essential Retail how the retailer intends to become the next-generation department store.

    Big Interview: House of Fraser on becoming a next-gen department store
  • Comment: Black Friday is no longer just one day

    Comment: Black Friday is no longer just one day

    Alastair Lockhart, insight director at Savvy, takes a look at this year's Black Friday shopping event, which has developed into a weekend or week-long sales event.

    Comment: Black Friday is no longer just one day
  • Comment: How shops use tricks to get you spending

    Comment: How shops use tricks to get you spending

    Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, reader in consumer psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, shares the tricks retailers use to convince shoppers to part with their cash.

    Comment: How shops use tricks to get you spending
  • Join Essential Retail's webinar: Empowering the Connected Colleague

    Join Essential Retail's webinar: Empowering the Connected Colleague

    Sign up to join Essential Retail and Datalogic's webinar on empowering in-store colleagues using technology, featuring Dune and GS1.

    Join Essential Retail's webinar: Empowering the Connected Colleague
  • John Lewis invests in WeFiFo and Exaactly

    John Lewis invests in WeFiFo and Exaactly

    John Lewis is investing £100,000 into two start-ups following the conclusion of its fourth JLab accelerator programme.

    John Lewis invests in WeFiFo and Exaactly
  • Arcadia revamps finance systems

    Arcadia revamps finance systems

    Arcadia is overhauling its finance systems in a bid to use data to make smart decisions across the business.

    Arcadia revamps finance systems
  • Start-up Q&A: Iseult Ward, CEO and founder of FoodCloud

    Start-up Q&A: Iseult Ward, CEO and founder of FoodCloud

    Essential Retail quizzes Iseult Ward, CEO and founder of FoodCloud, about her sustainable food business which connects surplus food with local charities.

    Start-up Q&A: Iseult Ward, CEO and founder of FoodCloud
  • Comment: Beating the post-Christmas blues

    Comment: Beating the post-Christmas blues

    Jill Ross, managing director in Accenture’s retail practice discusses how retailers can build customer loyalty through the festive season and beyond.

    Comment: Beating the post-Christmas blues
  • Transformation plan pays off for Majestic Wine

    Transformation plan pays off for Majestic Wine

    Majestic Wine reveals a move into the black for its half-year financial results.

    Transformation plan pays off for Majestic Wine
  • Click & collect: The nightmare before Christmas

    Click & collect: The nightmare before Christmas

    Christmas is coming and the queues at in-store collection desks will soon be lengthening. As click & collect continues to grow in popularity, how will retailers cope with the additional pressure on staff and stores as they balance the needs of customers and collectors?

    Click & collect: The nightmare before Christmas

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What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?

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What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?
What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?