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    JLab's first start-up Localz raises £3.6M

    The first start-up to win John Lewis’ JLab competition in 2014 goes on to receive £3.6 million in funding from Notion Capital.

    JLab's first start-up Localz raises £3.6M

  • Comment: Silicon Valley firms are over-valued – here’s why a correction is coming

    Comment: Silicon Valley firms are over-valued – here’s why a correction is coming

    John Colley, professor of practice and associate dean, at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, takes a deep-dive look at the original start-up hub, Silicon Valley.

    Comment: Silicon Valley firms are over-valued – here’s why a correction is coming
  • Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder joins NOTHS board

    Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder joins NOTHS board

    The co-founder and CTO of Mr & Mrs Smith is joining the board of Not On The High Street.

    Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder joins NOTHS board
  • RBTE 2017: Lola’s Cupcakes on mixing tech with human craft

    RBTE 2017: Lola’s Cupcakes on mixing tech with human craft

    Six years into his role as Lola’s Cupcakes managing director, Asher Budwig, says he invests in technology that does not impact the brand’s authenticity.

    RBTE 2017: Lola’s Cupcakes on mixing tech with human craft
  • Waitrose joins John Lewis start-up accelerator

    Waitrose joins John Lewis start-up accelerator

    Waitrose joins John Lewis on the look out for start-ups with disruptive retail technology innovations.

    Waitrose joins John Lewis start-up accelerator
  • Q&A: RedBlack founder on reducing food waste in retail

    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

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VIDEO: What our exhibitors thought of RBTE 2017
VIDEO: What our exhibitors thought of RBTE 2017