Under new ownership, online health & beauty retailer Feelunique is growing quickly and looking to take on the likes of John Lewis & Debenhams with new systems, revamped websites and an extended range.
In-store technology to measure children's feet, a new website for its classic brands, and mCommerce-focused fulfilment are all on the horizon at Jones Bootmaker, says commercial director Andrew White.
Innovative tools and systems for tackling retail crime are advancing all the time, but head of group risk at The Co-operative Group Phil Willsmer says that new technologies are aiding the fraudsters too.
Mobile operators network GSMA is developing a mobile-led framework that it says will boost coupon redemption in retail. The group's Paul Crutchley updates Essential Retail on its progress.
In terms of eCommerce it is full steam ahead for frozen food grocer Iceland, with its new online retail site blossoming and the launch of an affiliate non-food website set to appear later this month.
Don't fear showrooming, quickly learn mobile SEO and understand that mobile will replace plastic cards. Mobile Marketing Association EMEA boss Paul Berney has a message for retailers.
UK retailer Cath Kidston will open flagship stores in London and Shanghai before Christmas. Ben Sillitoe talks to IT director Mike Padfield about tech tactics in international expansion.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) eCommerce programme manager Craig Smith offers his views on the latest innovative technology that's driving the retail industry.
After Majestic Wine re-platformed its website this summer, Ben Sillitoe caught up with its eCommerce director Richard Weaver to talk geo-specific systems and the rise of the tech solutions market.
Essential Retail editor Ben Sillitoe caught up with Hilary Devey, the Dragons' Den star and CEO of Pall-Ex, to talk retail, the future of business and why logistics is a "necessary evil".
August was a big month for PC World and Currys owner Dixons Retail. We caught up with the retailer's eCommerce director Jeremy Fennell to find out what's driving the business.
Charles Tyrwhitt is looking to introduce new mobile technology in-store, but the shirt-maker's retail director Ian Shaw tells Ben Sillitoe that the key tool linking stores to the online world is clever direct marketing.