Essential Retail Features

Fraud prevention: what retailers are doing to beat online scammers

Fraud prevention: what retailers are doing to beat online scammers

eCommerce companies tell Essential Retail about how they're tooling up in the online arms race against fraudsters

Deliveroo on tech investment to drive new business growth

Deliveroo on tech investment to drive new business growth

Deliveroo boss, Will Shu, says backing from retail giant Amazon can help push the food delivery specialist to new heights.

Robots aren’t taking retail jobs – lack of technology investment is

Robots aren’t taking retail jobs – lack of technology investment is

Essential Retail investigates how a lack of commitment to technology can cause more jobs losses through administration than AI and robots taking over human positions.

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2019 report: a retail perspective

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2019 report: a retail perspective

Essential Retail wades through the 333-page slide deck that is Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report to highlight the key issues for retailers to think about.

How Debenhams is using voice of online customer in store

How Debenhams is using voice of online customer in store

Debenhams' director of creative highlights the subtle ways the retailer's new-look Watford store is using online influences to help shape the physical environment.

How are loyalty schemes evolving for the digital age?

How are loyalty schemes evolving for the digital age?

Essential Retail takes a look at the evolution of loyalty schemes and how they are opening up many potential paths for retailers.

Whittard of Chelsea seeking right blend of tech as it looks east

Whittard of Chelsea seeking right blend of tech as it looks east

Whittard of Chelsea is expanding its presence in China and Taiwan, but what technology is it using at home and abroad to support its strategy?

Reverse vending, deposit return schemes and an urge to 'keep it simple'

Reverse vending, deposit return schemes and an urge to 'keep it simple'

As Scotland forges ahead with its own deposit return scheme for used drinks containers, UK retailers are assessing the technological, logistical and practical implications.

Growing pains: how Helly Hansen revamped its online business

Growing pains: how Helly Hansen revamped its online business

Norwegian sportswear company Helly Hansen, talks to Essential Retail about the perils of re-platforming.

Inside VF’s digital design studio – home to Timberland, Vans and The North Face

Inside VF’s digital design studio – home to Timberland, Vans and The North Face

The parent company of outdoor brands including Dickies, Kipling, Timberland and Vans opens the doors to its new digital design studio where it hopes to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.

Hunkemöller boosts bottom line by making most of its assets

Hunkemöller boosts bottom line by making most of its assets

How the Dutch lingerie firm Hunkemöller plans to enlarge sales with a stock replenishment system

How to sell eCommerce technology to retailers

How to sell eCommerce technology to retailers

Digital decision makers from the UK retail industry offer their views on what they want from tech suppliers, and how they choose eCommerce technology.

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