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  • Essential eCommerce has a new home at Essential Retail

    Essential eCommerce has a new home at Essential Retail

    Essential eCommerce merges with Essential Retail, to continue reading the latest eCommerce news and expert analysis visit www.essentialretail.com

    Essential eCommerce has a new home at Essential Retail
  • Retail country in focus: New Zealand

    Retail country in focus: New Zealand

    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.

    Retail country in focus: New Zealand
  • The rise of commuter commerce

    The rise of commuter commerce

    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.

    The rise of commuter commerce
  • Retail country in focus: Germany

    Retail country in focus: Germany

    Essential Retail puts the spotlight on Germany, taking a look at the country's eCommerce penetration and the deployment of in-store technologies.

    Retail country in focus: Germany
  • Innovation: the bridge between ideas and value

    Innovation: the bridge between ideas and value

    Use digital to test ideas on real customers and learn fast. Good Growth founder James Hammersley details what innovation means in a retail context.

    Innovation: the bridge between ideas and value
  • Five ways Carpetright is using tech to simplify shopping

    Five ways Carpetright is using tech to simplify shopping

    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.

    Five ways Carpetright is using tech to simplify shopping
  • Tech start-ups disrupting the face of health and beauty

    Tech start-ups disrupting the face of health and beauty

    Essential Retail takes a look at how the health and beauty industry is using technology to engage with customers.

    Tech start-ups disrupting the face of health and beauty
  • Polymer bank notes - good or bad? What the experts say

    Polymer bank notes - good or bad? What the experts say

    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.

    Polymer bank notes - good or bad? What the experts say
  • Five ways Pizza Hut is serving up better customer experiences

    Five ways Pizza Hut is serving up better customer experiences

    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.

    Five ways Pizza Hut is serving up better customer experiences
  • Retail country in-focus: Finland

    Retail country in-focus: Finland

    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.

    Retail country in-focus: Finland
  • Loyalty scheme and click & collect success for Pets at Home

    Loyalty scheme and click & collect success for Pets at Home

    3.3 million active loyalty card users and c50% of online sales now collected in a store. Essential Retail takes a look at Pets at Home's final results statement and picks out some of key statistics.

    Loyalty scheme and click & collect success for Pets at Home
  • Comment: The search function problem

    Comment: The search function problem

    And I still haven't found what I'm looking for. It is not your search engine that is failing but your eCommerce team, argues Good Growth founder James Hammersley.

    Comment: The search function problem

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