Essential Retail Analysis

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

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?

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.

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 #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.

What’s Hot on Essential Retail?