In the build-up to RBTE 2017, we will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today, we hear from rugby fan Lee Bowden of The Shopworks.
Grocery chain Coop Italia has opened its digitally-led 'store of the future' at the Milan University campus, having showcased the concept at Milan Expo in 2015.
Lucy Larkin, managing director at Accenture’s UK retail practice, takes a look at how retailers can use data and technology to maximise profits in a promotion-driven market.
Amazon has unveiled an automatic physical shopping format which allows customers to pick up products and walk out without queueing, but will this revolutionise the retail checkout?
Retailers such as Yoox Net-a-Porter and Asos are backing this year's Hour of Code initiative, helping people understand the skills required to facilitate today's tech-led consumer behaviour.
With an in-store manufacturing lab, Korean eyewear company YUN is changing the way people buy glasses. Cate Trotter, head of trends at Insider Trends, takes us on a tour of the Berlin shop.
As Aldi's UK growth story continues it is looking to implement standardised software and new workforce management practices. Essential Retail caught up with the grocer's national IT analyst, Chris Day, to hear more.
Essential Retail interviews Made.com's commercial director, Annabel Kilner, at its latest pop-up in East London.
Supermarket Budgens is deploying a new mobile app that allows shoppers to scan as they go in store, before checking out with the tap of a smartphone at the point of sale.
Essential Retail has picked out the key stats from Martec International's annual IT in Retail report. The research says average spend on systems among UK's retailers equates to 1% of sales.
Essential Retail catches up with Hitachi Solutions' Chris Huntingford to talk about the retail customer journey.
Essential Retail and Hitachi Solutions hosted a retail breakfast roundtable debate on Cutting Customer Irritation, involving Tesco, Carpetright, Dune Group and Blackwell's. Here's your chance to download the whitepaper based on the discussions.