Essential Retail Interviews

Interview: Andy Gamble, CIO of Dixons Carphone

Interview: Andy Gamble, CIO of Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone CIO speaks to Essential Retail about 24-hour shopping and bolstering its eCommerce capabilities in a post-Covid world

#Pride2020: Education key to inclusion in tech and retail

#Pride2020: Education key to inclusion in tech and retail

Retail industry expert and Stonewall ambassador, Darren Williams, shares his view on LGBTQ+ and diversity in retail and technology.

Easy Bathrooms on why it plans to open more physical stores

Easy Bathrooms on why it plans to open more physical stores

Easy Bathrooms is expanding its physical store base while others are reducing store counts. Founder Chris Wassington explains why.

Dr Hannah Fry: There are limits to AI

Dr Hannah Fry: There are limits to AI

Celebrity mathematician Dr Hannah Fry outlines how retailers need to carefully manage their valuable data and find a balance between volume and quality.

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.