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Looking up: 12 tech firms on PwC's 2020 retail scale-up scheme

Looking up: 12 tech firms on PwC's 2020 retail scale-up scheme

PwC's annual scale-up scheme is under way again, but which 12 tech companies are included on this year's retail programme?

Covid-19: How Boots will be more digital post lockdown

Covid-19: How Boots will be more digital post lockdown

Boots is testing geotargeted ads and has moved beauty services online as it prepares for wider retail reopening in the coming weeks.

Covid-19: How Lush is adapting its operations during the pandemic

Covid-19: How Lush is adapting its operations during the pandemic

The North American arm of the cosmetics company is using Retail Zipline to stay in touch with managers, redeploy staff and get ready for reopening

Covid-19: Musings on retail's WFH evolution with Lord Mark Price

Covid-19: Musings on retail's WFH evolution with Lord Mark Price

Will retail HQs return to pre-coronavirus models? Are retail staff happier if they can work from home? Essential Retail discusses changing workplace trends with Lord Mark Price.

Levi's, digital sampling, and "the best assortment meeting ever"

Levi's, digital sampling, and "the best assortment meeting ever"

Levi's is embracing digital sampling in the design process, and says it is resulting in multiple benefits.

Covid-19: What long-term changes will it cause for store design?

Covid-19: What long-term changes will it cause for store design?

Customers will pick stores that make them feel safe after lockdown, says research.But what does that mean?

Eye on the future: Cubitts founder talks facial scanning and customisation

Eye on the future: Cubitts founder talks facial scanning and customisation

Cubitts founder Tom Broughton tells Essential Retail about the imminent launch of his company's app which includes facial scanning tech.

Focus on: payments

Focus on: payments

We look back at our past content in the area of payments, which is growing in significance in the current Covid-19 crisis.

Covid-19: How Honest Burgers is using tech to keep furloughed staff connected

Covid-19: How Honest Burgers is using tech to keep furloughed staff connected

The restaurant chain is using Facebook’s Workplace to do more than just communicate with its 700 employees during the pandemic

Interim becoming the new permanent

Interim becoming the new permanent

Essential Retail investigates the expanding use of interim roles in digital retail - will this be a trend we expect to continue in the future?

Joint winners for Pizza Express category at RetailEXPO design awards

Joint winners for Pizza Express category at RetailEXPO design awards

Pizza Express set a tough brief for the RetailEXPO Student Design Awards

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