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How to decide on which horse to back in the retail technology race

How to decide on which horse to back in the retail technology race

Essential Retail takes a look at what is preventing the roll-out of innovative in-store technologies.

#WRC2018: 17 takeaways from JD.com

#WRC2018: 17 takeaways from JD.com

The third largest internet company in the world, JD.com, shares 17 insights into its retail business.

Mothercare is fighting for survival, but what can it do to reignite consumer passion?

Mothercare is fighting for survival, but what can it do to reignite consumer passion?

No doubt the chiefs at Mothercare will have been looking on anxiously as many of their high-street peers made the long, slow march towards defeat.

Sainsbury's CEO explains cutting management positions, increasing salaries & creating 'department stores'

Sainsbury's CEO explains cutting management positions, increasing salaries & creating 'department stores'

Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe invited Essential Retail to take a store tour of the newly opened Redhill superstore

Orlebar Brown on the technology supporting its global growth

Orlebar Brown on the technology supporting its global growth

Orlebar Brown is implementing new core technology in April that it says will support its position as an increasingly global retailer.

Why new Facebook 3D imagery fits with Lego's digital strategy

Why new Facebook 3D imagery fits with Lego's digital strategy

Facebook recently enabled richer 3D imagery posts on its website, and Lego was one of the first brands to show its capability in this space.

5 things retailers can learn from Birchbox

5 things retailers can learn from Birchbox

Essential Retail speaks to Birchbox to find out what retailers can learn from the beauty subscription service.

#Shoptalk18: How Nike uses mobile loyalty to create a community

#Shoptalk18: How Nike uses mobile loyalty to create a community

Nike’s CDO describes how its mobile loyalty programme drives value for customers and increases spend with the brand.

How to attract shoppers using digital currency

How to attract shoppers using digital currency

Essential Retail explores how providing digital shareable experiences can create invaluable brand relationships with millennial shoppers.

#Shoptalk18: How to set up a chatbot

#Shoptalk18: How to set up a chatbot

Facebook, eBay and Rakuten Viber share their top three tips for retailers considering the roll out of chatbots.

#Shoptalk18: How Sephora blurs the lines between in store and online

#Shoptalk18: How Sephora blurs the lines between in store and online

Sephora describes how it uses mobile to improve customer engagement and drive shoppers back into the store.

#Shoptalk18: 9 lessons from Amazon Go

#Shoptalk18: 9 lessons from Amazon Go

Two brains behind one of the biggest innovations to hit retail took to the stage at Shoptalk 2018 to discuss the challenges and learnings from setting up Amazon Go.

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