Essential Retail Interviews

The biggest interviews of 2018

The biggest interviews of 2018

Essential Retail brings you a round-up of its 10 best retail technology interviews of the year.

CIO interview: Ian James, Reiss

CIO interview: Ian James, Reiss

It's full steam ahead for Reiss's tech-enabled journey, with CIO Ian James overseeing an RFID roll-out that is expected to turbo charge the fashion retailer's digital development.

Death of physical stores 'a fallacy' says Skopes MD Simon Cope as expansion plan launches

Death of physical stores 'a fallacy' says Skopes MD Simon Cope as expansion plan launches

Death of physical stores 'a fallacy' says Skopes MD Simon Cope as expansion plan launches

Shopping centres must embrace a future of change say Miles Dunnett of Grosvenor

Shopping centres must embrace a future of change say Miles Dunnett of Grosvenor

Constant innovation is essential for shopping centres says Miles Dunnett of Grosvenor

Big Interview: Matalan on recruiting digital talent

Big Interview: Matalan on recruiting digital talent

Essential Retail travels to Matalan’s HQ in Knowsley to sit down with eCommerce director, Paul Hornby, who describes how the retailer is attracting digital talent.

Bricks and mortar expansion plan for furniture brand Fredericia

Bricks and mortar expansion plan for furniture brand Fredericia

Fredericia CEO Kaja Møller explains its UK expansion strategy

Birchbox’s MD on laying the foundations for a personalisation drive

Birchbox’s MD on laying the foundations for a personalisation drive

Essential Retail catches up with Birchbox to learn more about its journey to true personalisation online.

Diageo's Greg Klingaman on using physical stores as experiential marketing vehicles

Diageo's Greg Klingaman on using physical stores as experiential marketing vehicles

Interview: Greg Klingaman of Diageo on experiential stores as marketing vehicles

Reece Caizzo Brown on Newlife's commitment to charity, environment and experience

Reece Caizzo Brown on Newlife's commitment to charity, environment and experience

Interview: Reece Caizzo Brown says customer experience shouldn't suffer in charity stores

X5 Retail systematically sourcing innovation

X5 Retail systematically sourcing innovation

Russian grocer, X5 Retail, details how it is working with start-ups to fast-track innovation.

Q&A: The Perfume Shop on pop-ups

Q&A: The Perfume Shop on pop-ups

Essential Retail catches up with The Perfume Shop to talk about its latest Covent Garden ‘Shop of Feelings’ pop-up.

Marion Dillon of ICON at the 02 on building an outlet centre inside a design icon

Marion Dillon of ICON at the 02 on building an outlet centre inside a design icon

Interview: Marion Dillon, leasing director of the ICON Outlet at the O2