Essential Retail Comments

From myth to maths: Harnessing the halo effect of promotions

From myth to maths: Harnessing the halo effect of promotions

Periscope® By McKinsey looks at the need for change when measuring promotion impact.

Navigating the ‘child locks’ of online retail

Navigating the ‘child locks’ of online retail

Lewis Silkin advises retailers on the legal implications of children shopping online.

Forever 21, over the hill, but not quite out yet

Forever 21, over the hill, but not quite out yet

Publicis Sapient takes a look at what went wrong for Forever 21.

Tackling mental health in the eCommerce sector

Tackling mental health in the eCommerce sector

Lewis Silkin gives some advice on how to support employees in eCommerce.

Traction, Scale and Profit?

Traction, Scale and Profit?

Spreadshirt describes how how profit helps to fend off rivals and invest in growth

Sainsbury’s needs to invest urgently in its brand

Sainsbury’s needs to invest urgently in its brand

So how does a business like Sainsbury’s turn around its dwindling brand?

AI systems are prepared to learn – but are we ready to teach them?

AI systems are prepared to learn – but are we ready to teach them?

Accenture takes a deep-dive look at AI in the retail sector.

PSD2 deadline extended: three steps to assist merchants in seizing the opportunity

PSD2 deadline extended: three steps to assist merchants in seizing the opportunity

Retailers may breathe a sigh of relief that the PSD2 deadline has been extended, but Cognizant lays out the next steps to become compliant with the new rules.

The Nostalgia Effect: Is our love for HMV delaying its inevitable fate?

The Nostalgia Effect: Is our love for HMV delaying its inevitable fate?

As the UK’s leading music and entertainment retailer gets ready to transform itself, does HMV finally have a strong enough strategy to escape administration for a third time, or is it a case of too-little-too-late?

In-store customers are more mobile than you think

In-store customers are more mobile than you think

Google describes how high-street retailers need to ensure their online presence is as welcoming as their stores.

The potentials of AI are endless for demand forecasting

The potentials of AI are endless for demand forecasting

Atheon takes a look at what AI can do for demand forecasting, arguing that improved availability is only the tip of the iceberg.

Retailers can win online...inch by inch

Retailers can win online...inch by inch

IMRG’s Justin Opie gives retailers a much-needed pep talk in how to keep customers loyal and generate revenue in these difficult times.