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    Q&A: RedBlack founder on reducing food waste in retail

    Essential Retail chats to Jane Tyler, founder of the bakery software start-up, RedBlack, about technology to solve food waste and why the industry needs more female programmers.

    Q&A: RedBlack founder on reducing food waste in retail

  • Comment: Start-ups – Disrupt or be disrupted

    Comment: Start-ups – Disrupt or be disrupted

    Siobhán Géhin, managing director at Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, looks at disruptive technologies impacting retail and the fast-moving start-ups ready to overtake unprepared retailers.

    Comment: Start-ups – Disrupt or be disrupted
  • Comment: Innovation without borders

    Comment: Innovation without borders

    Lucy Larkin, managing director in Accenture's retail practice, takes a look at the challenges facing the retail technology industry and discusses how start-ups might be best placed to solve them.

    Comment: Innovation without borders
  • NRF 2017: Yes it may be the future of retail, but where do you plug it in?

    NRF 2017: Yes it may be the future of retail, but where do you plug it in?

    Robots, machine learning and VR, but what about the infrastructure? Richard Cottrell, managing director at Vista Retail Support, has his say on the tech on show at NRF 2017.

    NRF 2017: Yes it may be the future of retail, but where do you plug it in?
  • How the sharing economy is impacting retail

    How the sharing economy is impacting retail

    Essential Retail takes a look at the rise of the sharing economy and how this emerging socio-economic trend is impacting the retail industry.

    How the sharing economy is impacting retail
  • Comment: Three more start-ups, three themes

    Comment: Three more start-ups, three themes

    Siobhan Gehin, managing director of Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, looks at some retail tech-focused start-ups that have emerged from the company's innovation accelerator, XRC Labs.

    Comment: Three more start-ups, three themes
  • Two-thirds of millennials want to rent products

    Two-thirds of millennials want to rent products

    Over 60% of millennials want to rent, rather than buy, products in the future, as the sharing economy takes hold.

    Two-thirds of millennials want to rent products
  • Ex-Argos boss Walden and Clive Humby on board for new retail venture

    Ex-Argos boss Walden and Clive Humby on board for new retail venture

    L1 Retail to invest up to $3 billion in small retailers with potential to become the leaders of the future. Ex-Home Retail Group CEO, John Walden, and Dunnhumby co-founder, Clive Humby, are on the advisory board.

    Ex-Argos boss Walden and Clive Humby on board for new retail venture
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Mobile & VR

    Retail Ramble podcast: Mobile & VR

    Essential Retail sits down with retail technology consultant, Craig Crawford, to chat about the use of mobile and virtual reality in retail.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Mobile & VR
  • Marriott hotels offering virtual tours

    Marriott hotels offering virtual tours

    Hotel chain Marriott is offering potential customers an opportunity to view its facilities using new technology that enables virtual tours.

    Marriott hotels offering virtual tours
  • John Lewis has invested in virtual interior design but what is it?

    John Lewis has invested in virtual interior design but what is it?

    Virtual interior design business DigitalBridge won £100,000 worth of investment from department store chain, John Lewis, but what does the tech company do?

    John Lewis has invested in virtual interior design but what is it?
  • Comment: How will we shop in the future?

    Comment: How will we shop in the future?

    Ahead of Tech UK's Supercharging the Digital Economy event, the organisation's head of cloud, big data & analytics, Sue Daley, assesses how Hollywood-style technology is becoming a retail reality.

    Comment: How will we shop in the future?

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Retail technology view from the top: Peter Charness, CMO, TXT Retail

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Retail technology view from the top: Peter Charness, CMO, TXT Retail
Retail technology view from the top: Peter Charness, CMO, TXT Retail