Essential Retail Features

Independent retailers fear future of the high street

Independent retailers fear future of the high street

SME retailers increasingly think they will not be successful in a decade's time

#TOTPU: Glossier adding shine to London's Covent Garden

#TOTPU: Glossier adding shine to London's Covent Garden

Glossier's London pop-up arms itself with 'offline editors' to help curate the right look for customers visiting the quirky space.

Taking stock of the inventory management battleground

Taking stock of the inventory management battleground

Essential Retail takes a look at a number of futuristic technology solutions – from cameras to drones – which are looking to modernise in-store inventory management.

Ikea Food taking a more prominent seat at the table

Ikea Food taking a more prominent seat at the table

Ikea's food division invests in new technology and product development to help drive customers to the retailer's wider business.

Thinking like a start-up: Three clever tech innovations

Thinking like a start-up: Three clever tech innovations

Essential Retail talks to a number of small businesses to find out how they are using tech to think outside the box.

Four experience-led retailers introducing discovery to their stores

Four experience-led retailers introducing discovery to their stores

Essential Retail brings you four jaw-dropping retailers who are bringing the art of discovery back into stores.

Design showcase: New flagship for TBK Design

Design showcase: New flagship for TBK Design

Kitchen, bathroom and tiling specialist TBK Design opens new North London flagship.

#NRF2020: How Allbirds leverages Tmall in China

#NRF2020: How Allbirds leverages Tmall in China

Allbirds describes entering the Chinese market using Tmall which provides deep insights on consumer behaviour.

Design showcase: Freitag's new store in Kyoto

Design showcase: Freitag's new store in Kyoto

Kyoto's 'make your own' format arrives in Japan

Matalan: Overcoming “mental barriers” to online shopping

Matalan: Overcoming “mental barriers” to online shopping

Matalan eCommerce director describes how the retailer is using social proof messaging to encourage customers to overcome “mental barriers” while shopping online.

Design showcase: Harvey Nichols in Dubai

Design showcase: Harvey Nichols in Dubai

A 'quirky and eccentric' Edgy Designer department is among changes at Harvey Nichols in Dubai.

AllPlants advocating 'plant power' in Veganuary and beyond

AllPlants advocating 'plant power' in Veganuary and beyond

Online subscription service AllPlants is in the midst of its busiest trading month of the year, but it has grand aims for expansion in 2020 as veganism grows in popularity.