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Covid-19: How retailers are using technology to reopen stores

Covid-19: How retailers are using technology to reopen stores

Virtual queues, real-time counting software and mobile payments are just some of the innovations shops are introducing to navigate reopening

Covid-19: How Ryman is revamping its digital marketing strategy

Covid-19: How Ryman is revamping its digital marketing strategy

Ryman has revolutionised its approach to digital marketing to be much more relevant, personalised, and less product-focused during Covid-19.

How Asda uses headset tech to connect teams across stores

How Asda uses headset tech to connect teams across stores

The grocer worked with retail communication provider VoCoVo to improve in-store collaboration.

Covid-19: Using tech to respond to a re-found sense of community

Covid-19: Using tech to respond to a re-found sense of community

Consumers have found a new sense of community during Covid-19, despite it being a time of isolation, and displaying brand values digitally will be crucial to retailers' recovery.

On the right track: how Rapha is building its online community post lockdown

On the right track: how Rapha is building its online community post lockdown

As the cycling brand begins reopening, online will continue to complement in-store

Behind Bloom & Wild's 'thoughtful marketing' – using tech to give online a human touch

Behind Bloom & Wild's 'thoughtful marketing' – using tech to give online a human touch

Bloom & Wild's describes the technology behind its Thoughtful Marketing Movement, and how other brands are pledging to support customers with tailored communications.

June: Daily Retail Update

June: Daily Retail Update

Essential Retail keeps you up to date with latest news in retail, summarising the key stories about coronavirus and beyond.

Rent-free store units help East London street after Covid-19

Rent-free store units help East London street after Covid-19

Regeneration project sees design changes and support for new retailers

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

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