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  • NRF 2018:  How QVC is using tech to tackle retail’s three greatest challenges

    NRF 2018: How QVC is using tech to tackle retail’s three greatest challenges

    At NRF’s Big Show 2018, QVC interaction experience officer and chief digital officer presented on the three greatest challenges facing retail and how the brand is turning these challenges into opportunities.

    NRF 2018: How QVC is using tech to tackle retail’s three greatest challenges
  • NRF 2018: Starbucks digital experience must be extension of the barista

    NRF 2018: Starbucks digital experience must be extension of the barista

    Starbucks is a global corporation that is constantly innovating to evolve with the increasingly digital world. At NRF 2018, Shawn Sweeney, VP digital experience for Starbucks, shares details on the global brand’s local strategy.

    NRF 2018: Starbucks digital experience must be extension of the barista
  • NRF 2018: Via Varejo’s digital journey

    NRF 2018: Via Varejo’s digital journey

    Brazilian white goods and homeware retailer, Via Varejo describes its impressive journey to becoming a digital brand.

    NRF 2018: Via Varejo’s digital journey
  • NRF 2018: Levi’s – Turn moments into momentum

    NRF 2018: Levi’s – Turn moments into momentum

    Levi’s kicks off NRF 2018 by telling delegates that retail needs to keep moving by creating new retail solutions and partnerships to stay relevant to modern consumers.

    NRF 2018: Levi’s – Turn moments into momentum
  • 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
  • M&S to outsource 250 technology roles in major IT reshuffle

    M&S to outsource 250 technology roles in major IT reshuffle

    M&S announces wide-ranging changes to its technology team, including the outsourcing of circa 250 roles to Tata Consultancy Services pending a consultation period.

    M&S to outsource 250 technology roles in major IT reshuffle
  • 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
  • Debenhams reports poor Christmas despite increased mobile sales

    Debenhams reports poor Christmas despite increased mobile sales

    A 20% increase in mobile conversion fails to save Debenhams from a post-Christmas profit warning.

    Debenhams reports poor Christmas despite increased mobile sales
  • Online sales boost Christmas trading for Next

    Online sales boost Christmas trading for Next

    Next reveals a surprise Christmas sales increase, driven by online purchases.

    Online sales boost Christmas trading for Next

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