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How Sonos reduced spreadsheet usage in planning process

How Sonos reduced spreadsheet usage in planning process

Essential Retail assesses some of the systems newly-listed Sonos uses behind the scenes as its plans to grow its direct-to-consumer arm.

Advent of Open Banking presents myriad opportunities

Advent of Open Banking presents myriad opportunities

Essential Retail takes a look at the opportunities for retailers who embrace open banking following the introduction of PSD2.

How Starbucks uses technology to enrich human connections

How Starbucks uses technology to enrich human connections

Essential Retail shares how Starbucks is using the social engagement platform Workplace by Facebook.

Farmhouse Market: The unmanned grocery store with heart

Farmhouse Market: The unmanned grocery store with heart

A small-town store in the US is combining technology with community by creating Farmhouse Market, an unmanned neighbourhood shop. Essential Retail investigates.

How can technology help retailers cut discounting?

How can technology help retailers cut discounting?

What technology is available to combat discounting and who is winning this war?

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.

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