Essential Retail News

Deliveroo exits Germany

Deliveroo exits Germany

Deliveroo says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Germany as it decides to stop offering its online food delivery service in the country.

ERA: £2.7bn spent on digital entertainment in first half of 2019

ERA: £2.7bn spent on digital entertainment in first half of 2019

UK consumers spent more than £100 million a week on digital music, video and games in the first half of 2019, according to new research.

Nike offers its mobile technology to Foot Locker

Nike offers its mobile technology to Foot Locker

Nike app can be used in new US Foot Locker store as part of partnership between the two companies.

Eve confirms Simba acquisition talks have started

Eve confirms Simba acquisition talks have started

Mattress and bed e-tailer Eve Sleep confirms early stage discussions are under way to acquire market competitor Simba.

AO meets shortlisted start-ups for Innovation Lab programme

AO meets shortlisted start-ups for Innovation Lab programme

AO looks for tech that brings the in-store experience online and systems to optimise home delivery routes, as Innovation Lab pitch day takes place.

Farfetch supplements tech platform with $675m New Guards takeover

Farfetch supplements tech platform with $675m New Guards takeover

Farfetch acquires New Guards Group, a design, production and distribution platform for luxury brands.

AO.com launches mobile phones business

AO.com launches mobile phones business

AO.com is hoping to shake up the mobile phone market with the launch of dedicated AO Mobile website.

Boots pilots reverse vending machine

Boots pilots reverse vending machine

Boots is trialling a scheme where customers can recycle plastic, metal and glass in return for Boots loyalty points.

Boots trials in-store interpretation app

Boots trials in-store interpretation app

Boots is making healthcare more accessible with an on-demand interpretation app for non-English speaking customers.

Boohoo takes on Karen Millen and Coast in 'acquisition of contrasts'

Boohoo takes on Karen Millen and Coast in 'acquisition of contrasts'

Boohoo confirms acquisition of Karen Millen and Coast, two brands that significantly contrast the online fashion house's existing portfolio.

Nike acquires predictive analytics firm Celect

Nike acquires predictive analytics firm Celect

Nike's spate of retail technology takeovers continues with acquisition of predictive analytics firm Celect.

Shortlist revealed for TfL’s inaugural retail innovation competition

Shortlist revealed for TfL’s inaugural retail innovation competition

Earlier this year TfL challenged businesses to “reimagine the use of physical space in retail” using technology.

What’s Hot on Essential Retail?