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Interview: Church's plots international expansion and eCommerce growth

Interview: Church's plots international expansion and eCommerce growth

Church’s CFO Hamun Shah on how the footwear brand is utilising parent company Prada’s technological know-how to grow on a global scale. Germany and South Korea stores are next on the roadmap.

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: How Morrisons skipped “tech headaches” through partnerships

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: How Morrisons skipped “tech headaches” through partnerships

Essential Retail takes a look at how Morrisons’ partnership strategy has helped the grocer leap forward when it comes to retail technology.

Cox & Cox: the journey to mobile

Cox & Cox: the journey to mobile

eCommerce homeware retailer, Cox & Cox, describes how it is capitalising on mobile after deploying Magento 2.

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: Six ways Tesco is deploying retail technology

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: Six ways Tesco is deploying retail technology

Essential Retail takes a look at where Tesco is investing in retail technology solutions.

How can augmented reality help retail?

How can augmented reality help retail?

Augmented reality has certainly been boosted thanks to powerful smartphones and the launch of Pokemon Go in 2016, but can it offer retailers any benefits?

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: Six ways Asda is tackling retail technology

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: Six ways Asda is tackling retail technology

Essential Retail takes a look at the latest retail technologies Asda is rolling out to improve the shopping experience for customers.

How Dixons Travel uses digital signage to engage airport shoppers

How Dixons Travel uses digital signage to engage airport shoppers

Dixons Travel describes how it is using retail technology including digital signage and electronic shelf labelling in its refurbished airport travel stores.

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: Sainsbury’s ups the ante in digital convergence

Big Four Grocers Under The Microscope: Sainsbury’s ups the ante in digital convergence

Essential Retail takes a look at how Sainsbury’s is improving digital convergence within the business using the latest innovations in retail technology.

Machines v humanity: the ethical challenges behind AI

Machines v humanity: the ethical challenges behind AI

The unveiling of Google’s Duplex technology has raised important ethical questions about how far artificial intelligence (AI) technology should be taken.

How will JD.com’s ambitions to outsource its technology impact global retail?

How will JD.com’s ambitions to outsource its technology impact global retail?

JD.com. It might be one of the biggest retailers you’ve never heard of. But should you be worried about the impact this Chinese retailer is having on the entire global industry?

Coty’s journey to developing voice technology

Coty’s journey to developing voice technology

Beauty company, Coty, describes how it created an Alexa voice skill after being approached by Amazon.

Driving loyalty in an omnichannel age

Driving loyalty in an omnichannel age

Loyalty initiatives must be part of a customer experience that extends beyond the hard logic of price and convenience. Essential Retail reports

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