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  • Interview: Co-op on store transformation

    Interview: Co-op on store transformation

    The Co-operative talks to Essential Retail to learn how the retailer is transforming its store strategy from introducing self checkout to deploying flexible scheduling solutions for store managers.

    Interview: Co-op on store transformation
  • L1 Retail buys Holland & Barrett for $1.8bn

    L1 Retail buys Holland & Barrett for $1.8bn

    New investment firm, L1 Retail, bets on health and wellness with the $1.8 billion acquisition of Holland & Barrett.

    L1 Retail buys Holland & Barrett for $1.8bn
  • Changing TV habits prove challenging for JML

    Changing TV habits prove challenging for JML

    JML describes how the trend of on-demand TV viewing is impacting the retailer’s marketing strategy.

    Changing TV habits prove challenging for JML
  • Comment: Will Amazon’s Whole Foods deal go the same way as L'Oréal and Body Shop?

    Comment: Will Amazon’s Whole Foods deal go the same way as L'Oréal and Body Shop?

    Tanusree Jain, assistant professor of ethical business at Trinity College Dublin, takes a look at the Amazon and Whole Foods deal and asks whether the organic grocer will be able to retain its ethical reputation.

    Comment: Will Amazon’s Whole Foods deal go the same way as L'Oréal and Body Shop?
  • Over 25% of shoppers open to conversational commerce, says IGD

    Over 25% of shoppers open to conversational commerce, says IGD

    Over a quarter of shoppers are showing an interest in technology using voice and conversational messaging to make their grocery shopping easier.

    Over 25% of shoppers open to conversational commerce, says IGD
  • Pureplays should focus on eCommerce, says Peter Williams

    Pureplays should focus on eCommerce, says Peter Williams

    Boohoo’s chairman and retail veteran, Peter Williams, says pureplays should focus their energy on eCommerce and not complicate strategies with physical stores.

    Pureplays should focus on eCommerce, says Peter Williams
  • Comment: The new power generation

    Comment: The new power generation

    Jill Ross, managing director in Accenture’s customer & channels practice for retail, lists seven ways retailers can woo Gen Z consumers.

    Comment: The new power generation
  • Bonmarché to improve loyalty scheme

    Bonmarché to improve loyalty scheme

    Bonmarché aims to improve its loyalty scheme over the next financial year, while concentrating on eCommerce after dropping eBay and Amazon stores.

    Bonmarché to improve loyalty scheme
  • Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7bn

    Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7bn

    Amazon cements brick and mortar intentions by purchasing up-market grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

    Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7bn
  • Five ways mobile data capture makes seamless retail a reality

    Five ways mobile data capture makes seamless retail a reality

    Scandit shares five key ways retailers can use mobile devices to capture data from product barcodes and use it as the foundation of seamless retail efforts.

    Five ways mobile data capture makes seamless retail a reality
  • Big Interview: Liberty on growing eCommerce

    Big Interview: Liberty on growing eCommerce

    Essential Retail chats to Liberty’s new director of eCommerce, Eric Fergusson, to learn how this heritage retailer is stretching the walls of its famous London department store using eCommerce.

    Big Interview: Liberty on growing eCommerce

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