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  • Being bold and brave: River Island’s digital transformation

    Being bold and brave: River Island’s digital transformation

    River Island’s CIO, Doug Garner, tells Essential Retail how an upgrade of the retailer’s merchandising system became a catalyst for wider digital change within the business.

    Being bold and brave: River Island’s digital transformation
  • M&S to outsource 250 technology roles in major IT reshuffle

    M&S to outsource 250 technology roles in major IT reshuffle

    M&S announces wide-ranging changes to its technology team, including the outsourcing of circa 250 roles to Tata Consultancy Services pending a consultation period.

    M&S to outsource 250 technology roles in major IT reshuffle
  • M&S invests in returns management

    M&S invests in returns management

    Marks & Spencer has extended its partnership with Clipper Logistics, and will use the supply chain company’s Boomerang service to manage returns.

    M&S invests in returns management
  • IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018

    IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018

    As we enter another year, IGD looks at the five key trends that are set to shape the global food and grocery industry in 2018. What initiatives will retailers and manufacturers introduce to address these? Toby Pickard, senior innovations and trends analyst at IGD, explores.

    IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018
  • Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

    Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

    Essential Retail takes a look at five innovations from the eCommerce powerhouse, Amazon. From speedy delivery and Prime through to its new homewares business.

    Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Cleaning up your act

    Retail Ramble podcast: Cleaning up your act

    Essential Retail chats to on-demand dry cleaning business, Lavando, and last-mile fulfilment scale-up, Quiqup, to discuss the increasing need for convenience in the delivery space.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Cleaning up your act
  • Comment: From instore to the DC – RFID is on the up

    Comment: From instore to the DC – RFID is on the up

    RFID has overcome the early hype to deliver real benefits for fashion retail. While many retailers are still evaluating their business cases and considering the cost of implementation the early adopters of the technology are considering their secondary use cases to look to the DC. Jacky Broomhead, market development manager at GS1 UK investigates.

    Comment: From instore to the DC – RFID is on the up
  • Office Depot goes into the cloud with Infor

    Office Depot goes into the cloud with Infor

    Office Depot is improving its supply chain systems to become more agile.

    Office Depot goes into the cloud with Infor
  • Dr Martens embarks on IT-led transformation programme

    Dr Martens embarks on IT-led transformation programme

    Dr Martens is undertaking a three-year IT-enabled business transformation programme, working alongside Hitachi Solutions Europe

    Dr Martens embarks on IT-led transformation programme
  • Comment: The most wonderful time of the year

    Comment: The most wonderful time of the year

    Charles Maurice, senior associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP, takes a look at how retailers should use technology to make it through the seasonal period.

    Comment: The most wonderful time of the year
  • Currys PC World launches same-day delivery

    Currys PC World launches same-day delivery

    Currys PC World is offering customers same-day delivery across the UK through a partnership with On The Dot.

    Currys PC World launches same-day delivery

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