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Why you should leave the office to come to RBTE 2018

Why you should leave the office to come to RBTE 2018

Matt Bradley, event director at RBTE, talks through why a visit to RBTE is absolutely essential for today’s retailer.

Selling goods within the EU? Why distance selling rules matter

Selling goods within the EU? Why distance selling rules matter

A lack of awareness of distance selling rules can lead to financial penalties, interest charged by EU member states, and a loss of access to online marketplaces, as well as the requirement to cease trading in those territories.

AR in retail: not just for adults

AR in retail: not just for adults

Almost 70% of consumers expect retailers to launch an augmented reality app within the next six months.

Luxury's distribution dilemma

Luxury's distribution dilemma

What the digital future looks like for luxury brands and why they are ready to take control of their own destiny.

The Future of the High Street - How it will be shaped in the coming year

The Future of the High Street - How it will be shaped in the coming year

The winter has been brutal for retailers across the UK with changing buying habits and major names failing.

Is loyalty going the way of the dodo?

Is loyalty going the way of the dodo?

Following an Essential Retail breakfast briefing, sponsored by Datalogic, its retail sales director, Jamie Dickinson, asks if loyalty really is dead...?

Tech should be more intelligent than artificial

Tech should be more intelligent than artificial

Technology should be more intelligent than artificial to reach its full potential on the high-street.

Building consumer trust overseas

Building consumer trust overseas

To build trust retailers expanding overseas must go further to promote transparency and traceability throughout their supply chains.

Lessons from the Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack

Lessons from the Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack

How can retailers learn from the Carphone Warehouse attack and tackle poor security before disaster strikes?

Pricing still matters - but get smart about it!

Pricing still matters - but get smart about it!

Retailers have spent huge sums of money implementing systems to collect every piece of big data, but they end up with little information, and even less insight.

Letting Alexa into our homes

Letting Alexa into our homes

Although many say they want to protect their personal information, privacy takes a backseat to convenience with AI.

River Island continues tech investment to drive growth

River Island continues tech investment to drive growth

How River Island invested in technology to keep up with connected demands.