Walmart forks out $3 billion on eCommerce marketplace, Jet.com, but what will the US-retail giant gain from the acquisition?
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.
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New Zealand is ranked highly on the list of nations it is easy to do business with and in terms of how simple it is to set up a business in the country. Essential Retail investigates its retail and retail technology scene.
Essential Retail takes a look at the trend of shopping on the daily commute using mobile devices, thanks to the Tube's free Wi-Fi and other transport initiatives.
Essential Retail puts the spotlight on Germany, taking a look at the country's eCommerce penetration and the deployment of in-store technologies.
Use digital to test ideas on real customers and learn fast. Good Growth founder James Hammersley details what innovation means in a retail context.
Carpetright announced its full-year results this week, with underlying profit rising year on year but group revenue slightly down. It also revealed some of its key customer-focused plans for the 12 months ahead.
Essential Retail takes a look at how the health and beauty industry is using technology to engage with customers.
The design for the first polymer bank note has been unveiled, and it is apparently cleaner, safer and stronger than existing UK notes. However, industry commentators predict their introduction will be an expensive process for merchants.
The use of humanoid robots, an IT system refresh and joined-up marketing are all contributing to Pizza Hut's drive to boost its customers' experience in restaurants and online.
Finland's tech industry was dealt a blow last week after the decision by Microsoft to streamline its smartphone hardware business in the country. Essential Retail shines a light on what else is happening in the Finnish retail tech scene.