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  • Comment: Why openness must be the heart of the digital economy

    Comment: Why openness must be the heart of the digital economy

    Rufus Pollock, associate fellow at University of Cambridge, takes a look at why openness and not technology along should be the heart of the digital economy.

    Comment: Why openness must be the heart of the digital economy
  • 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
  • Why Everything5Pounds works with start-ups

    Why Everything5Pounds works with start-ups

    Budget e-tailer talks to Essential Retail about maximising efficiencies in a low margin business.

    Why Everything5Pounds works with start-ups
  • 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
  • Interview: What’s driving Co-op Food’s logistics team?

    Interview: What’s driving Co-op Food’s logistics team?

    Co-op Food’s solutions specialist, Barry Morgan, explains the technology and processes involved in the retailer’s logistics transformation.

    Interview: What’s driving Co-op Food’s logistics team?
  • Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #5

    Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #5

    Essential Retail shares five ways Walmart is taking on the eCommerce giant Amazon. In the fifth part of the series, we look at how Walmart is leveraging its store network to solve fulfilment problems.

    Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #5
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Lack of tech adoption

    Retail Ramble podcast: Lack of tech adoption

    Essential Retail chats to Open 24 Seven and Brightpearl to discuss the lack of technology adoption in retail.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Lack of tech adoption
  • Comment: Why it matters when big tech firms extend their power into media content

    Comment: Why it matters when big tech firms extend their power into media content

    David Hesmondhalgh, professor of media, music and culture, University of Leeds, takes a look at the rise of media content being produced by technology companies.

    Comment: Why it matters when big tech firms extend their power into media content
  • Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #4

    Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #4

    Essential Retail shares five ways Walmart is taking on the eCommerce giant Amazon. In the fourth part of the series, we look at how Walmart is innovating its payments offering.

    Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #4
  • Comment: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?

    Comment: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?

    Saemundur Haraldsson, postdoctoral research fellow, University of Stirling, Alexander Brownlee, senior research assistant, University of Stirling, & John R. Woodward, lecturer in computer science, Queen Mary University of London, take a look at whether there will even be a need for a IT department in the near future.

    Comment: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?

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