Essential Retail News

Retailers put preparations in place for large London tech jobs fair

Retailers put preparations in place for large London tech jobs fair

Technology jobs fair Silicon Milkroundabout returns on 23-24 November, and retailers will be out in force looking for new talent.

SML launches its first UK retail RFID technology hub

SML launches its first UK retail RFID technology hub

Technology company SML opens its third retail ideation space – and first in the UK – to showcase its RFID tools and other products.

Burberry to open store in Shenzhen powered by Tencent technology

Burberry to open store in Shenzhen powered by Tencent technology

Burberry partners with Tencent to further social commerce in China by creating digital and physical retail spaces.

PrettyLittleThing recruits new performance marketing agency

PrettyLittleThing recruits new performance marketing agency

Boohoo Group brand PrettyLittleThing appoints new performance marketing agency to support international online growth.

Co-op launches 'Tech in Van' for store support

Co-op launches 'Tech in Van' for store support

Co-op launches new local maintenance and store support service for its food and funeral businesses.

Adidas closes robotic factories in Germany and US

Adidas closes robotic factories in Germany and US

Adidas shifts manufacturing from sites in Ansbach and Atlanta to Asia.

Deliveroo launches click & collect service

Deliveroo launches click & collect service

Deliveroo expands its offering to give consumers a chance to pick up their orders at thousands of restaurants across the UK.

Alibaba says Singles Day event generated $12bn in first hour

Alibaba says Singles Day event generated $12bn in first hour

Alibaba says annual 11.11 shopping event generates $12 billion in gross merchandise volume in first hour.

Sainsbury's strikes wholesale deal down under

Sainsbury's strikes wholesale deal down under

Sainsbury's own brand products will be sold via Australian grocer Coles' stores and website.

Royal Mail requests injunction to halt Christmas postal strike

Royal Mail requests injunction to halt Christmas postal strike

Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop its staff going on strike during the Christmas period and election next month.

Shop Direct announces University of Liverpool STEM partnership

Shop Direct announces University of Liverpool STEM partnership

Shop Direct announces it has become an employability partner of the University of Liverpool, with a focus on STEM subjects.

Ikea UK sales soar and retailer promises faster fulfilment

Ikea UK sales soar and retailer promises faster fulfilment

Ikea promises stronger eCommerce proposition before the end of the year, off the back of rising sales online and in stores.

What’s Hot on Essential Retail?