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  • Is retail like Minority Report yet?

    Is retail like Minority Report yet?

    It is often said much of modern retail technology will enable experiences like those envisaged in the 2002 future-gazing film Minority Report. But what are those experiences and are we starting to see them materialise yet?

    Is retail like Minority Report yet?
  • Spar launches mobile payments and loyalty app

    Spar launches mobile payments and loyalty app

    Spar is partnering with Zapper to create a mobile payments and loyalty app.

    Spar launches mobile payments and loyalty app
  • Case study: Built – building supplies on demand

    Case study: Built – building supplies on demand

    Built’s founder and MD, Nick Thomas, tells Essential Retail how he set up his retail start-up using Netsuite’s eCommerce platform for both online and in-store sales.

    Case study: Built – building supplies on demand
  • Comment: How store-based retailers can solve the innovation dilemma

    Comment: How store-based retailers can solve the innovation dilemma

    Tony Stockil, MD at Javelin Group, part of Accenture Strategy, discusses how purpose, partnerships and acquisitions offer retailers the best path to innovation.

    Comment: How store-based retailers can solve the innovation dilemma
  • The Magic behind Farfetch’s ‘Connected Rail’

    The Magic behind Farfetch’s ‘Connected Rail’

    Humberto Moran, co-founder and CTO of Retail Magic, explains how the company’s ‘Connected Rail’ solution helps retailers understand their store customer behaviour in the way their websites already can.

    The Magic behind Farfetch’s ‘Connected Rail’
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Collaboration

    Retail Ramble podcast: Collaboration

    Essential Retail talks about retail collaboration with retail experts from Criteo, IMRG and Coded Futures.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Collaboration
  • Comment: Robo-retail vs. humanity at a price?

    Comment: Robo-retail vs. humanity at a price?

    Futurists from Fast Future, Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, April Koury and Alexandra Whittington, examine two possible outcomes for the future of retail.

    Comment: Robo-retail vs. humanity at a price?
  • Big interview: Rodial skincare founder and CEO Maria Hatzistefanis

    Big interview: Rodial skincare founder and CEO Maria Hatzistefanis

    Maria Hatzistefanis, founder and CEO of skincare and make-up brand Rodial, on why Instagram Stories is perfect for her company and why she remains unconvinced by beauty mobile apps.

    Big interview: Rodial skincare founder and CEO Maria Hatzistefanis
  • Ace & Tate increases customer acquisition via physical stores

    Ace & Tate increases customer acquisition via physical stores

    Online eyewear retailer, Ace & Tate, is finding the majority of its in-store shoppers are new to the brand after moving into physical retailing two years ago.

    Ace & Tate increases customer acquisition via physical stores
  • Introducing the RBTE Advisory Board

    Introducing the RBTE Advisory Board

    Retail technology leaders meet in Central London to discuss latest technology challenges.

    Introducing the RBTE Advisory Board
  • Don’t be mesmerized by Amazon, warns  Dixons Carphone boss

    Don’t be mesmerized by Amazon, warns Dixons Carphone boss

    CEO of Dixons Carphone, Seb James, describes how retailers should exploit their structural advantages when competing with pureplay retailers.

    Don’t be mesmerized by Amazon, warns Dixons Carphone boss
  • Target tech team trials ‘Drive Up’ fulfilment service

    Target tech team trials ‘Drive Up’ fulfilment service

    The technology team at Target are showcasing a new mobile app service which allows shoppers to order products and have them delivered to their cars.

    Target tech team trials ‘Drive Up’ fulfilment service

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Big Interview: Quiz on winning the fast-fashion race
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