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How London Designer Outlet is bringing VR to the mainstream

How London Designer Outlet is bringing VR to the mainstream

A partnership between Wembley's London Designer Outlet and tech experience company ImmotionVR is helping introduce more people to virtual reality.

How Find Me A Gift improved online visual merchandising

How Find Me A Gift improved online visual merchandising

Essential Retail speaks to Find Me A Gift to learn how the e-tailer is using data to be agile with its online visual merchandising.

It's Christmas everyday for luxury department stores

It's Christmas everyday for luxury department stores

Fortnum & Mason sales and profit are up, reinforcing the tale of two markets in UK department store retailing and highlighting a sector in rude health as Christmas arrives.

Reiss ready to roll out RFID in 2019

Reiss ready to roll out RFID in 2019

After a successful trial and some stock accuracy improvements in the early stages of deployment, Reiss will roll out RFID technology across its stores in 2019.

Adopting digital to future-proof shopping centres

Adopting digital to future-proof shopping centres

Essential Retail looks at how shopping centres need to embrace digital technologies in order to survive in today’s challenging retail environment.

On the hunt for retail robots in Japan

On the hunt for retail robots in Japan

A week-long trip to Japan for Essential Retail highlights the country's robotics innovation, but robots are increasingly finding their function in retail across the world.

Alibaba's Singles' Day: an increasingly global shopping event

Alibaba's Singles' Day: an increasingly global shopping event

More international brands and retailers encouraged to get involved in Alibaba's Singles' Day shopping event as 2018 sales soar.

Retail technology trial in a Trial: Japan's connected supermarket

Retail technology trial in a Trial: Japan's connected supermarket

A look inside Japan’s version of a smart supermarket which is full of technology, generates multiple data touch-points and could be used to digitise third-party retailers.

Clas Ohlson Lab uses retail technology to draw in customers

Clas Ohlson Lab uses retail technology to draw in customers

Standout features of the new Clas Ohlson Lab store in Stockholm include in-window technology and mobile-enabled screens.

How Co-op's category management strategy is evolving

How Co-op's category management strategy is evolving

Co-op continues to roll out the supply chain changes, with deployment of JDA's category management solutions.

Streamlined Carluccio's aiming to tell more brand stories online

Streamlined Carluccio's aiming to tell more brand stories online

Following a recent company voluntary agreement that reduced the size of its property estate, Carluccio's relaunches content-rich website in time for the party season.

Supermarkets and super apps: Oasis fashions the changes

Supermarkets and super apps: Oasis fashions the changes

Oasis announces new app and also teams up with Sainsbury's for first supermarket venture, with change very much the buzzword at the women's fashion retailer.

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