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  • Retail technology view from the top: GS1 UK's Gary Lynch

    Retail technology view from the top: GS1 UK's Gary Lynch

    GS1 UK is helping facilitate data standards collaboration between grocery retailers and their suppliers. CEO Gary Lynch says it could be a real winner in terms of cutting cost to serve as the sector becomes increasingly competitive.

    Retail technology view from the top: GS1 UK's Gary Lynch
  • Comment: Order-to-cash process, the lifeblood of any business

    Comment: Order-to-cash process, the lifeblood of any business

    It's time to make the order-to-cash process more efficient, argues Ian Walters, engagement manager - retail/CPG at supply chain standards organisation GS1 UK.

    Comment: Order-to-cash process, the lifeblood of any business
  • Travis Perkins and Trainline welcome arrival of AWS UK data centres

    Travis Perkins and Trainline welcome arrival of AWS UK data centres

    Wickes owner Travis Perkins, rail information website Trainline and online fashion house Missguided are among the businesses set to utilise Amazon Web Services' UK data centres, announced today.

    Travis Perkins and Trainline welcome arrival of AWS UK data centres
  • Comment: What's holding back 3D printing in fashion?

    Comment: What's holding back 3D printing in fashion?

    Danmei Sun, assistant professor of textile materials and engineering at Heriot-Watt University, looks into what is preventing the fashion industry from capitalising on the 3D printing revolution.

    Comment: What's holding back 3D printing in fashion?
  • Asos to create 1,500 new jobs at HQ

    Asos to create 1,500 new jobs at HQ

    Asos is planning to create 1,500 new jobs at its London headquarters over the next three years.

    Asos to create 1,500 new jobs at HQ
  • New Look founder backs supply chain technology

    New Look founder backs supply chain technology

    New Look founder, Tom Singh, is investing in a new company which claims to save retailers 15% by streamlining the supply chain.

    New Look founder backs supply chain technology
  • Comment: How embracing data and technology can make a Merry Christmas for retailers

    Comment: How embracing data and technology can make a Merry Christmas for retailers

    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.

    Comment: How embracing data and technology can make a Merry Christmas for retailers
  • Home delivery - the lengths consumers go to

    Home delivery - the lengths consumers go to

    A new survey shows some of the desperate measures shoppers take to get hold of online deliveries – including leaving windows and doors open.

    Home delivery - the lengths consumers go to
  • WHSmith extends Menzies logistics contract across UK

    WHSmith extends Menzies logistics contract across UK

    High street retailer WHSmith has extended its partnership with Menzies Distribution to operate deliveries to its 1,200-plus stores in the UK.

    WHSmith extends Menzies logistics contract across UK
  • Comment: The apparel retailers' warehouse of the future

    Comment: The apparel retailers' warehouse of the future

    In his fourth article on future technology trends in the retail supply chain, Tim Waters, a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, predicts how the warehouse of the future might operate.

    Comment: The apparel retailers' warehouse of the future
  • Interview: Aldi adapting the way it manages its workforce

    Interview: Aldi adapting the way it manages its workforce

    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.

    Interview: Aldi adapting the way it manages its workforce
  • Key findings from Martec's IT in Retail Report 2016-17

    Key findings from Martec's IT in Retail Report 2016-17

    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.

    Key findings from Martec's IT in Retail Report 2016-17

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