Essential Retail Analysis

Why Debenhams is betting on progressive web apps

Why Debenhams is betting on progressive web apps

As Debenhams steals a march on its rivals with the launch of a new mobile site for UK customers, Essential Retail takes a look at the rise of progressive web apps (PWAs) and why the retailer has steered away from a traditional mobile application.

Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #3

Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #3

Essential Retail shares five ways Walmart is taking on the eCommerce giant Amazon. In the third part of the series, we look at how Walmart is creating an ecosystem of value for its customers.

Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #2

Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #2

Essential Retail shares five ways Walmart is taking on the eCommerce giant Amazon. In the second part of the series, we look at how Walmart has ramped up its acquisition of digitally-savvy businesses, like Jet.com.

How Asda uses data to put the customer first

How Asda uses data to put the customer first

Asda shares how it uses data to ensure customers remain at the heart of the business.

Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #1

Five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon - part #1

Essential Retail shares five ways Walmart is taking on Amazon. In the first part of the series, we look at how Walmart has transformed its website to compete with the eCommerce giant.

Is CX the latest retail buzzword?

Is CX the latest retail buzzword?

Essential Retail asks RBTE’s advisory board whether ‘customer experience’ is just the latest in a series of retail technology buzzwords.

What is blockchain and what can it do for retail?

What is blockchain and what can it do for retail?

More than just accepting Bitcoin for goods and services, Essential Retail takes a look at how blockchain has the potential to revolutionise all parts of the retail industry.

How retailers are reinventing the supply chain for an omnichannel age

How retailers are reinventing the supply chain for an omnichannel age

Essential Retail looks at how retailers are overhauling their supply chains in line with their omnichannel ambitions.

Marketing technologies essential for future success

Marketing technologies essential for future success

Essential Retail takes a look at the array of marketing technologies retailers need to consider to succeed in their digital strategies.

Is retail like Minority Report yet?

Is retail like Minority Report yet?

It is often said much of modern retail technology will enable experiences like those envisaged in the 2002 future-gazing film Minority Report. But what are those experiences and are we starting to see them materialise yet?

Case study: Built – building supplies on demand

Case study: Built – building supplies on demand

Built’s founder and MD, Nick Thomas, tells Essential Retail how he set up his retail start-up using Netsuite’s eCommerce platform for both online and in-store sales.

Analysis: Asos sales surge as it eyes global growth

Analysis: Asos sales surge as it eyes global growth

Essential Retail takes a look at how the eCommerce fashion giant, Asos, plans to develop its supply chain and infrastructure in the coming year.

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