Essential Retail Interviews

Covid-19: AS Watson talks retail strategy during a global pandemic

Covid-19: AS Watson talks retail strategy during a global pandemic

AS Watson discuss retail strategy during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, with the business' presence in South-East Asia meaning it had to adapt quickly.

Interview: Facebook on reacting to the changing consumer

Interview: Facebook on reacting to the changing consumer

The head of industry retail at Facebook describes how the social media platform is working with retailers to build community during the crisis.

Interview: James Davidson, co-founder of Tails.com

Interview: James Davidson, co-founder of Tails.com

The food subscription company co-founder talks to Essential Retail about lockdown, Brexit and personalisation

#RetailEXPOVC: Vivobarefoot on regenerating retail to save the planet

#RetailEXPOVC: Vivobarefoot on regenerating retail to save the planet

The company’s founder Galahad Clark discusses why sustainability needs to be more than a brand differentiator and how technology can help boost ethical practises

Interview: Farfetch global director of business Thomas Berry

Interview: Farfetch global director of business Thomas Berry

Online fashion platform Farfetch says informed consumers are key to a more sustainable industry

How coronavirus will shape the future of retail

How coronavirus will shape the future of retail

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses the societal change he expects to follow from Covid-19 and how that will impact retail

The rise of tech-savvy value retailing

The rise of tech-savvy value retailing

Marketing director of Studio, Chris Chalmers, talks about the transformation of the company's digital capabilities.

Microsoft reaping benefits of building in-house design team

Microsoft reaping benefits of building in-house design team

Essential Retail speaks to Microsoft about a move to hire more designers to take ownership over its store launches.

Ribble Cycles CEO: differentiation comes from our own devs

Ribble Cycles CEO: differentiation comes from our own devs

Ribble Cycles CEO, Andy Smallwood, talks technology strategy and ways to make a brand stand out in a busy market.

Firebox celebrates 21 years with shift in technology focus

Firebox celebrates 21 years with shift in technology focus

Essential Retail charts the growth of Firebox and speaks to the founder about its move to outsourcing its technology solutions.

The biggest interviews of 2019

The biggest interviews of 2019

Essential Retail collates its favourite interviews from the last year.

Interview: Made.com gets real with user-generated content

Interview: Made.com gets real with user-generated content

Made.com chief creative officer, Jo Jackson, explains the evolution of the furniture e-tailer's user-generated content strategy.

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