Essential Retail Analysis

NRF 2018: Retail technology to banish the boredom

NRF 2018: Retail technology to banish the boredom

The technology on the NRF expo hall may not have looked too different to last year's event, but the capability of many of the solutions has ramped up considerably and has the potential to support compelling in-store experiences.

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.

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.

Should fashion e-tailers worry about Amazon?

Should fashion e-tailers worry about Amazon?

The gloves are off as Amazon homes in on its latest target – online fashion. Essential Retail reports.

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?

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.

Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

Essential Retail takes a look at five innovations from the eCommerce powerhouse, Amazon. From speedy delivery and Prime through to its new homewares business.

Which retailer adverts rang consumers’ Christmas bells?

Which retailer adverts rang consumers’ Christmas bells?

Amazon, Argos, Aldi, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer have been commended by consumers for their Christmas 2017 ads, but what’s giving them the edge and where could they have improved digitally?

Empowering the connected colleague

Empowering the connected colleague

Essential Retail moderates a webinar, sponsored by Datalogic, which discusses how retailers can use technology to empower their in-store colleagues.

Customer loyalty: Why retailers need to improve efforts

Customer loyalty: Why retailers need to improve efforts

Essential Retail asks: Are loyalty cards past it? What should retailers do to keep hold of customers?

Five ways Alibaba is changing the face of retail

Five ways Alibaba is changing the face of retail

Essential Retail takes a look at the retail powerhouse that is Alibaba to understand how it is changing the face of retail forever.

Five ways Shop Direct is winning the mobile game

Five ways Shop Direct is winning the mobile game

Sally-Anne Newson, customer experience and digital product director at Shop Direct, talks to Essential Retail about being early to mobile and not ducking major challenges