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How machine-learning is helping Footasylum gain better tread

How machine-learning is helping Footasylum gain better tread

Head of commerce Tom Summerfield explains how the footwear brand is finding new ways of selling with AI.

#WRC2019: Food retailers should concentrate on core propositions

#WRC2019: Food retailers should concentrate on core propositions

Netto and Picnic describe how their particular focus on core areas of food retail are helping them succeed in a crowded market.

The growth of purpose-driven retail

The growth of purpose-driven retail

Essential Retail investigates the growing trend of retailers stepping away from traditional metrics such as sales and profits to prove success.

Clarks steps up modernisation

Clarks steps up modernisation

How the shoe retailer hopes to optimise its supply chain and stop dragging its feet with legacy.

Petshop.co.uk: from scrappy upstart to leader of the pack

Petshop.co.uk: from scrappy upstart to leader of the pack

Essential Retail shares how online pet supplies retailer uses NetSuite’s cloud ERP platform to feed its growth

Farfetch: the technology inside the workplace

Farfetch: the technology inside the workplace

Farfetch chief people officer Sian Keane details the fast-growing luxury online marketplace's technology choices when it comes to internal communications.

The intersection where retail technology and sustainability meet

The intersection where retail technology and sustainability meet

From electric vehicles to in-store reverse vending, grocers are finding ways of using tech and digital platforms to support their sustainability agendas.

Consumer-driven data helps retailers shout loudest in the era of voice

Consumer-driven data helps retailers shout loudest in the era of voice

Essential Retail reports on the importance of accurate search data for retailers deploying new technologies like voice.

Kikki.K: notes on eCommerce growth

Kikki.K: notes on eCommerce growth

How high-end stationery company Kikki K made paper digital.

More questions than answers for Quiz as board starts review

More questions than answers for Quiz as board starts review

How does clothing retailer Quiz move forward after its latest profit warning prompted an internal strategic review at the company?

#Shoptalk19: How can KFC be more RED?

#Shoptalk19: How can KFC be more RED?

KFC’s CDO describes how KFC is leveraging digital and advertising to become more RED – relevant, easy and distinctive.

Facial recognition in retail and its implications

Facial recognition in retail and its implications

Facial recognition is quietly being trialled by a number of retailers to cut out shoplifting, but will the general public accept it?

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