The South African parent company of Phase Eight and Whistles is trialling a new delivery service in its home country that takes the product straight to a person using GPS.
Essential Retail chats to Bloom & Wild's CEO, Aron Gelbard, to discuss mobile and future strategies for the start-up florist e-tailer.
Essential Retail looks at how digital technologies have changed the way designers walk their clothes down the catwalk.
Simon Post, the ex-CTO at Carphone Warehouse now heading up the Dixons Carphone group's Connected World Services division, talks IT integration and in-store tech when two retail beasts join forces.
He's the former interim CIO at Nisa and an ex-programme manager at M&S – now Jevern Partridge is CIO at Soak.com. Essential Retail gets the lowdown from him on the bathroom e-tailer's plans for growth and tech investment.
Zalando's mobile boss Nuzhat Naweed maps out how the online fashion retailer has achieved 21.5 million app downloads, and why she's closely watching developments in voice-activated search and shoppable video tech.
Essential Retail visits Milan with H&M and Accenture to learn about technologies to support sustainability in fashion.
New technology to boost ATM security, mobile app-based payment and special offers, and innovative cash counting methods. How are today's UK convenience retailers using technology?
Tesco's Matt Davies' email etiquette, Sainsbury's Mike Coupe says speed and convenience is next utility in retailing, and Co-op's Michael Fletcher on why his company can benefit from eCommerce despite not being in it. Snippets from IGD's Big Debate.
Paul Anastasiou is leading the drive to grow Asda's ToYou third-party collect and returns service. He tells Essential Retail the programme is gaining momentum and picking up partner brands, supported by a sophisticated tech toolkit.
Consumers' growing familiarity with NFC technology is opening up multiple opportunities for retailers to better engage with their customers. Tag Retail's Kevin Kane discusses the current landscape in this sponsored article.
Made.com co-founder Ning Li on why international expansion has become more important for the retailer following the UK's decision to leave the EU and why his employees are encouraged to use Facebook at work.