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  • RBTE 2014: Wyre Council hits jackpot to connect local towns

    RBTE 2014: Wyre Council hits jackpot to connect local towns

    Wyre Council has won £191,000 worth of business support to help boost its local towns and better connect communities.

    RBTE 2014: Wyre Council hits jackpot to connect local towns
  • RBTE 2014: What is omnichannel retail and who's best at it?

    RBTE 2014: What is omnichannel retail and who's best at it?

    Topshop, John Lewis and House of Fraser have this week been highly commended for their omnichannel retailing efforts – but what exactly does the term mean and what constitutes good practice?

    RBTE 2014: What is omnichannel retail and who's best at it?
  • RBTE 2014: Retail's need for digitally-aware directors

    RBTE 2014: Retail's need for digitally-aware directors

    London's Earls Court was abuzz with energy between 11-12 March, as retailers and technology providers shared ideas about the merging of the digital and physical worlds in retail at RBTE 2014.

    RBTE 2014: Retail's need for digitally-aware directors
  • Big interview: Bob Willett

    Big interview: Bob Willett

    The more a retail CEO understands the value of technology the stronger their business will be, argues former Best Buy International CEO Bob Willett.

    Big interview: Bob Willett
  • Roundup: RBTE exhibitor latest news

    Roundup: RBTE exhibitor latest news

    Attending RBTE this week? Here's the latest news from some of the event's exhibitors, including iBeacons, hand-held computers for Specsavers' stock checks, new coupon redemption technology and innovations in plastic bag dispensing.

    Roundup: RBTE exhibitor latest news
  • Comment: CMS vs eCommerce platform - one, the other or both?

    Comment: CMS vs eCommerce platform - one, the other or both?

    There is still considerable debate about the role of the content management system in retail. Javelin Group's Martin Ryan explores the issues around choosing the right content management tools for online and omnichannel retailers.

    Comment: CMS vs eCommerce platform - one, the other or both?
  • In focus: Association for Retail Technology Standards

    In focus: Association for Retail Technology Standards

    Karen Shunk, vice-president of the US-based Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), gives us the lowdown on her organisation and explains why it's "almost pointless" talking about big data.

    In focus: Association for Retail Technology Standards
  • Tesco testing augmented reality shelf management

    Tesco testing augmented reality shelf management

    Joachim Pinhammer, research director for retail technology at Planet Retail, assesses how the use of augmented reality could help Tesco manage its in-store shelves.

    Tesco testing augmented reality shelf management
  • Big interview: Kiddicare.com founder Scott Weavers-Wright

    Big interview: Kiddicare.com founder Scott Weavers-Wright

    Kiddicare.com founder Scott Weavers-Wright talks exclusively to Essential Retail on his frustrations with big corporates, the need for more retail innovation and why retailers are scared of change.

    Big interview: Kiddicare.com founder Scott Weavers-Wright
  • John Lewis Partnership - the year in figures

    John Lewis Partnership - the year in figures

    The John Lewis Partnership announced its annual results on Thursday, with both Waitrose and John Lewis seeing significant year-on-year sales growth fuelled by a host of multichannel developments.

    John Lewis Partnership - the year in figures
  • New online bookseller focuses on customer interaction

    New online bookseller focuses on customer interaction

    Online book retailer Kieron Smith is looking to add a human touch to selling books online with the launch of BestLittleBookshop.com.

    New online bookseller focuses on customer interaction
  • Retailers and brands see PowaTag potential

    Retailers and brands see PowaTag potential

    Powa Technologies has officially launched its PowaTag mCommerce and Bluetooth geolocation solution, with 240 retailers and brands, including Carrefour and Laura Ashley, all signing up.

    Retailers and brands see PowaTag potential
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