Essential Retail Interviews

Behind Sainsbury’s in-store Mobile Pay solution

Behind Sainsbury’s in-store Mobile Pay solution

Essential Retail quizzes Sainsbury’s about its mobile payments technology which allows customers to skip the queue and purchase items on their smartphone.

Matthew Jones of Bread Ahead on how experience drives growth

Matthew Jones of Bread Ahead on how experience drives growth

Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones how customers convert themselves to more authentic products and never look back

Helsinki experiment seeks to revitalise shopping centres

Helsinki experiment seeks to revitalise shopping centres

One Helsinki shopping centre is experimenting with a new way of doing things

Online sunglasses brand For Art's Sake sees physical stores as key to its future

Online sunglasses brand For Art's Sake sees physical stores as key to its future

Online sunglasses brand For Art's Sake sees physical stores as key to its future

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Venus Pang

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Venus Pang

Retail Design Student Awards winner Venus Pang kickstarted her career - and is still entering awards schemes

Joe Browns on meeting customer demand both online and in store

Joe Browns on meeting customer demand both online and in store

Joe Browns explains why it has undergone one of its largest ever investments on upgrading its eCommerce site in order to meet rising consumer expectations.

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Zoe Baker

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Zoe Baker

Zoe Baker impressed judges in the first year of the Retail Design Student Awards with her Monopoly-themed idea for Ted Baker's brief.

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Milly Wood

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Milly Wood

Milly Wood tackled a brief set by Ted Baker in the inaugural Retail Design Student Awards in 2014

Interview: Richard Cunningham, group IT director, Mulberry

Interview: Richard Cunningham, group IT director, Mulberry

Essential Retail speaks with Mulberry’s IT director to learn more about its mobile POS roll out and how the project changed how IT and digital work together for the better.

AS Watson on health tech, robots and in-store experience

AS Watson on health tech, robots and in-store experience

Superdrug owner, AS Watson, describes how technology is driving the future of health and beauty

CEO Vivien Godfrey on creating a new flagship for heritage retailer Stanfords

CEO Vivien Godfrey on creating a new flagship for heritage retailer Stanfords

CEO Vivien Godfrey on the challenges of creating a new flagship store for heritage retailer Stanfords

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Roxanne Stone

Retail Design Student Awards past entrants: Roxanne Stone

What happened to past entrants of the Retail Design Student Awards? By Lynda Relph-Knight