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  • Ocado CTO: IoT revolution to dwarf mobile's impact on business

    Ocado CTO: IoT revolution to dwarf mobile's impact on business

    Ocado CTO Paul Clarke says companies are asleep to the potential impact the Internet of Things revolution will have on their organisations. Its impact will dwarf the effect mobile tech had on business, he argues.

    Ocado CTO: IoT revolution to dwarf mobile's impact on business
  • Video: Sonae's Pokemon Go reaction app

    Video: Sonae's Pokemon Go reaction app

    Sonae's head of IT and design, Nuno Miller, details how its Portuguese supermarket group, Continente, reacted positively to the Pokemon Go craze in a mere three days.

    Video: Sonae's Pokemon Go reaction app
  • Webinar: National Living Wage provides retailers with food for thought

    Webinar: National Living Wage provides retailers with food for thought

    Listen to the discussion as Essential Retail editor Ben Sillitoe moderates a webinar on retail and the National Living Wage, featuring Majestic Wine, the British Retail Consortium and JDA Software.

    Webinar: National Living Wage provides retailers with food for thought
  • In pictures: BT's Alexander Black concept store

    In pictures: BT's Alexander Black concept store

    Essential Retail attends the launch of BT's latest concept retail store, showcasing the technologies which can help digitise the in-store experience.

    In pictures: BT's Alexander Black concept store
  • The changing face of Next Directory

    The changing face of Next Directory

    Half-year results announced by Next this week highlighted how various economic patterns are expected to prompt a challenging period for high street retailing. Amidst it all, Next Directory is undergoing significant modernisation.

    The changing face of Next Directory
  • Five ways Dunelm is using tech to improve service

    Five ways Dunelm is using tech to improve service

    Dunelm announced its full-year results this week and underlined some ways it is using digital to support its wider plans to improve customer service and grow its store estate.

    Five ways Dunelm is using tech to improve service
  • Apple, Bluetooth headphones and the path to beacon uptake in retail

    Apple, Bluetooth headphones and the path to beacon uptake in retail

    Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack from its latest range of iPhones may have left many customers flustered, but will this provide a new surge of users ready to connect to Bluetooth-enabled beacons in retail?

    Apple, Bluetooth headphones and the path to beacon uptake in retail
  • Majestic Wine and BRC confirmed for National Living Wage webinar

    Majestic Wine and BRC confirmed for National Living Wage webinar

    Majestic Wine's people director, Louise Ellis, is a confirmed panellist for an Essential Retail webinar on the National Living Wage. Ellis will join the BRC's Tom Ironside and JDA's Jason Shorrock on the webcast.

    Majestic Wine and BRC confirmed for National Living Wage webinar
  • Retail country in focus: Poland

    Retail country in focus: Poland

    It is home to a controversial new retail tax, a dominant online auction site that is reportedly being courted by some of the world's largest retailers, and an emerging tech innovation scene. Essential Retail assesses Polish retail.

    Retail country in focus: Poland
  • Join our webinar: Retail and the National Living Wage

    Join our webinar: Retail and the National Living Wage

    Essential Retail has teamed up with JDA Software to host a webinar on retail and the National Living Wage. Sign up to hear the debate, featuring the British Retail Consortium's Tom Ironside and a leading UK retailer.

    Join our webinar: Retail and the National Living Wage
  • Why did Walmart pay $3 billion for Jet.com?

    Why did Walmart pay $3 billion for Jet.com?

    Walmart forks out $3 billion on eCommerce marketplace, Jet.com, but what will the US-retail giant gain from the acquisition?

    Why did Walmart pay $3 billion for Jet.com?
  • Five things retailers can learn from Gousto

    Five things retailers can learn from Gousto

    Food box delivery company, Gousto, is powered by customer data and innovative thinking. Essential Retail explores what retailers can learn from the start-up disrupting the way shoppers buy their groceries.

    Five things retailers can learn from Gousto

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