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Covid-19: How retail is pivoting in response to coronavirus

Covid-19: How retail is pivoting in response to coronavirus

Essential Retail looks at retailers' positive innovations in response to the crisis

Design showcase: Balabala to roll out new store format in China

Design showcase: Balabala to roll out new store format in China

Kid's fashion retailer Balabala to roll out vibrant new store format

Covid-19: Morrisons' NHS car park click & collect set to scale

Covid-19: Morrisons' NHS car park click & collect set to scale

Morrisons CEO David Potts says the grocer is ramping up production of food boxes for NHS staff, sold via click & collect or on-site in hospital car parks.

RetailEXPO Student Design Awards judging starts online

RetailEXPO Student Design Awards judging starts online

Remote judging process helps RetailEXPO awards scheme continue despite pandemic

Pandora: top to tail and technology changes at jeweller

Pandora: top to tail and technology changes at jeweller

Pandora refurbishes existing legacy point of sale systems, and installs new payments and in-store tech in UK, as large-scale changes continue across the company.

Will physical store cull lead to retailer regret?

Will physical store cull lead to retailer regret?

Retailers are drastically reducing their store footprint. But is this really what shoppers want?

Covid-19: Could the coronavirus change consumer behaviour forever?

Covid-19: Could the coronavirus change consumer behaviour forever?

We analyse whether the experiences of Covid-19 will change the way people shop beyond the crisis

Covid-19: The battle to keep online retail running safely

Covid-19: The battle to keep online retail running safely

Several retailers have now closed their online operations in light of coronavirus but how can others run a safe eCommerce business in this environment?

Covid-19: La Redoute marketing strategy to reassure and empathise

Covid-19: La Redoute marketing strategy to reassure and empathise

La Redoute operating with reduced workforce and tweaking normal marketing messaging in this time of health emergency.

Retail tips for home working

Retail tips for home working

Online businesses share advice on transitioning to remote working

Covid-19: Worse to come, says CACI report as retail footfall plummets

Covid-19: Worse to come, says CACI report as retail footfall plummets

Shoppers expect a return to normal eventually but habits are changing says CACI report

Covid-19 Crisis: Daily Retail Update

Covid-19 Crisis: Daily Retail Update

Essential Retail rounds-up the latest news on how coronavirus is impacting the retail industry.

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