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  • NRF 2017: Yes it may be the future of retail, but where do you plug it in?

    NRF 2017: Yes it may be the future of retail, but where do you plug it in?

    Robots, machine learning and VR, but what about the infrastructure? Richard Cottrell, managing director at Vista Retail Support, has his say on the tech on show at NRF 2017.

    NRF 2017: Yes it may be the future of retail, but where do you plug it in?
  • How the sharing economy is impacting retail

    How the sharing economy is impacting retail

    Essential Retail takes a look at the rise of the sharing economy and how this emerging socio-economic trend is impacting the retail industry.

    How the sharing economy is impacting retail
  • Comment: Three more start-ups, three themes

    Comment: Three more start-ups, three themes

    Siobhan Gehin, managing director of Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, looks at some retail tech-focused start-ups that have emerged from the company's innovation accelerator, XRC Labs.

    Comment: Three more start-ups, three themes
  • Two-thirds of millennials want to rent products

    Two-thirds of millennials want to rent products

    Over 60% of millennials want to rent, rather than buy, products in the future, as the sharing economy takes hold.

    Two-thirds of millennials want to rent products
  • Ex-Argos boss Walden and Clive Humby on board for new retail venture

    Ex-Argos boss Walden and Clive Humby on board for new retail venture

    L1 Retail to invest up to $3 billion in small retailers with potential to become the leaders of the future. Ex-Home Retail Group CEO, John Walden, and Dunnhumby co-founder, Clive Humby, are on the advisory board.

    Ex-Argos boss Walden and Clive Humby on board for new retail venture
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Mobile & VR

    Retail Ramble podcast: Mobile & VR

    Essential Retail sits down with retail technology consultant, Craig Crawford, to chat about the use of mobile and virtual reality in retail.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Mobile & VR
  • Marriott hotels offering virtual tours

    Marriott hotels offering virtual tours

    Hotel chain Marriott is offering potential customers an opportunity to view its facilities using new technology that enables virtual tours.

    Marriott hotels offering virtual tours
  • John Lewis has invested in virtual interior design but what is it?

    John Lewis has invested in virtual interior design but what is it?

    Virtual interior design business DigitalBridge won £100,000 worth of investment from department store chain, John Lewis, but what does the tech company do?

    John Lewis has invested in virtual interior design but what is it?
  • Comment: How will we shop in the future?

    Comment: How will we shop in the future?

    Ahead of Tech UK's Supercharging the Digital Economy event, the organisation's head of cloud, big data & analytics, Sue Daley, assesses how Hollywood-style technology is becoming a retail reality.

    Comment: How will we shop in the future?
  • Asos bets on visual search, voice search and AI

    Asos bets on visual search, voice search and AI

    Asos CEO, Nick Beighton, will focus digital efforts on visual and voice search, as well as artificial intelligence to transform customer experience over the next few years.

    Asos bets on visual search, voice search and AI
  • Comment: Three start-ups, three themes

    Comment: Three start-ups, three themes

    Start-ups have an uncanny knack of identifying a specific pain point and then trying to solve it. Siobhan Gehin, partner at Kurt Salmon, says retailers should take note.

    Comment: Three start-ups, three themes
  • Q&A with luxury start-up website The New Craftsmen

    Q&A with luxury start-up website The New Craftsmen

    Essential Retail speaks to Mark Henderson, chairman of Gieves & Hawkes and co-founder of The New Craftsmen, an eCommerce network for luxury goods manufacturers.

    Q&A with luxury start-up website The New Craftsmen

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