Retail market expert form the M&A advisory firm, Livingstone, Harsha Wickremasinghe, takes a look at Tesco's £3.7bn acquisition of Booker.
Adidas is using mobile applications to create a premium service for customers who want to be the first to get hold of the latest products.
Zalando describes how customers who experience easy delivery and returns are more likely to become return shoppers.
Graham Kendall, professor of computer science and provost/CEO/PVC at University of Nottingham, takes a look at the science behind delivery routes and how much fuel is saved behind right turns only.
Richard Andrew Williams, principal and vice chancellor at Heriot-Watt University, discusses why drone deliveries are unlikely to take off any time soon.
Carrie Ask, president of global retail at Levi's, is ready to take the jeans brand's responsive retail platform partnership with Intel to the next stage, as the company aims for "real-time, all-time inventory insights".
Argos has deployed a tool which will give customers real-time delivery information about their online orders.
Tesco has announced it will be making redundancies as it looks to simplify its distribution network and move DHL and Wincanton-run operations in house.
Essential Retail gives Amazon's two-hour delivery option a go during peak trading.
Retailers say they want access to new technologies, and RBTE 2017 is set to deliver with a range of first-time exhibitors confirmed to appear on the expo floor.
Carrefour has launched what it is describing as "a new ultra-fast delivery service for Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine". The one-hour fulfilment option covers approximately 2,000 products.
Essential Retail takes a look at the various technologies impacting the fashion industry.