Essential Retail Features

Design showcase: Dune London opens its first new store since lockdown

Design showcase: Dune London opens its first new store since lockdown

New stores are still opening after lockdown – but they have new priorities.

Covid-19: Boots’ COO on the power of digital and local communities

Covid-19: Boots’ COO on the power of digital and local communities

As high-street retailers face an uncertain future, Boots COO, Tracey Clements, discusses the importance of digital and engaging with local communities.

Covid-19: how sneaker company On handled pandemic-level demand

Covid-19: how sneaker company On handled pandemic-level demand

The company worked with Digital Genius to cope with a deluge of inquiries after a discount for health workers went viral.

Covid-19: Ikea’s plans for long-term shift to digital

Covid-19: Ikea’s plans for long-term shift to digital

Ikea's chief digital officer reveals how the retailer is growing its online experiences for customers in light to the shift to eCommerce during Covid-19.

Why Kering believes technology and sustainability go hand in hand

Why Kering believes technology and sustainability go hand in hand

Michael Beutler, director of sustainability at the high-end fashion group, believes the pandemic has brought about an acceleration of digital as a force for good.

Five leadership learnings from retail CEOs

Five leadership learnings from retail CEOs

Three current and former retail CEOs share advice and tips on leadership, including during the current Covid-19 crisis.

July: news at a glance

July: news at a glance

Essential Retail packages up the latest news impacting the industry in July in one easy-to-find page with links to the full articles.

Covid-19: How the pandemic has transformed Burberry's digital business

Covid-19: How the pandemic has transformed Burberry's digital business

The brand’s vice president of digital discusses how the company is creating a more joined up customer journey

#Pride2020: How Sainsbury's and Co-op take pride in LGBTQ+ diversity

#Pride2020: How Sainsbury's and Co-op take pride in LGBTQ+ diversity

Sainsbury's and Co-op are among just a few in retail to be recognised for their work on inclusion. They tell Essential Retail how they are improving representation and why tech needs greater diversity.

Covid-19: Five ways to ensure retailers stay relevant in a post-Covid world

Covid-19: Five ways to ensure retailers stay relevant in a post-Covid world

Stylus provides five critical strategies retailers have to employ to encourage shoppers to return post-Covid, and that are relevant to the influential Gen Z.

How stroller company Bugaboo went digital overnight

How stroller company Bugaboo went digital overnight

The high-end buggy brand beloved of celebrities was able to sell three-times as much online using Salesforce Commerce Cloud

H&M’s continued commitment to sustainability in a post-Covid world

H&M’s continued commitment to sustainability in a post-Covid world

H&M's chief sustainability officer discusses the retailer's approach to sustainability in fashion, despite the additional challenges posed by Covid-19.