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  • Matalan adds its 222 stores to DPD Pickup network

    Matalan adds its 222 stores to DPD Pickup network

    Clothing and homeware retailer Matalan has signed up to the DPD Pickup parcel shop network, making its 222 stores into delivery collection points.

    Matalan adds its 222 stores to DPD Pickup network
  • Interview: The Foschini Group trialling 'deliver to me' service

    Interview: The Foschini Group trialling 'deliver to me' service

    The South African parent company of Phase Eight and Whistles is trialling a new delivery service in its home country that takes the product straight to a person using GPS.

    Interview: The Foschini Group trialling 'deliver to me' service
  • How digital has changed the catwalk

    How digital has changed the catwalk

    Essential Retail looks at how digital technologies have changed the way designers walk their clothes down the catwalk.

    How digital has changed the catwalk
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Autumn trends

    Retail Ramble podcast: Autumn trends

    Essential Retail sits down to discuss seasonal trends impacting retail in the run up to peak trading.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Autumn trends
  • Comment: Measuring cost to serve crucial in modern retailing

    Comment: Measuring cost to serve crucial in modern retailing

    Many business are not measuring their cost to serve. Jacky Broomhead, market development manager for apparel at GS1 UK, says its crucial to do so if omnichannel retail is to be profitable.

    Comment: Measuring cost to serve crucial in modern retailing
  • Argos MK pop-up facilitating hourly product drop-off

    Argos MK pop-up facilitating hourly product drop-off

    Argos has opened a new concept store at Centre:mk shopping centre, allowing shoppers to order goods from local stores for collection within an hour.

    Argos MK pop-up facilitating hourly product drop-off
  • Interview: Aligning two IT philosophies at Dixons Carphone

    Interview: Aligning two IT philosophies at Dixons Carphone

    Simon Post, the ex-CTO at Carphone Warehouse now heading up the Dixons Carphone group's Connected World Services division, talks IT integration and in-store tech when two retail beasts join forces.

    Interview: Aligning two IT philosophies at Dixons Carphone
  • Maplin and Feelunique.com invest in core systems

    Maplin and Feelunique.com invest in core systems

    Consumer electronics retailer Maplin and health & beauty e-tailer Feelunique.com are the latest businesses operating in the retail industry to invest in their core systems.

    Maplin and Feelunique.com invest in core systems
  • Video: Fashion sustainability and technology

    Video: Fashion sustainability and technology

    Essential Retail visits Milan with H&M and Accenture to learn about technologies to support sustainability in fashion.

    Video: Fashion sustainability and technology
  • Russia's X5 Retail Group embarks on machine learning

    Russia's X5 Retail Group embarks on machine learning

    One of Russia's largest grocery chains with 7,100 stores, Pyatyorochka, is using machine learning technology to forecast demand for its discounted products.

    Russia's X5 Retail Group embarks on machine learning
  • Retail Ramble podcast: Sustainability

    Retail Ramble podcast: Sustainability

    Essential Retail questions two experts from the fashion industry about how retailers should be thinking more sustainably in the latest Retail Ramble podcast bought to you from Milan.

    Retail Ramble podcast: Sustainability
  • Comment: Hermes inquiry shows how unions are finding new forms of leverage

    Comment: Hermes inquiry shows how unions are finding new forms of leverage

    Professor of industrial relations at University of Bradford, Gregor Gall, takes a look at the workers’ rights at delivery company Hermes, as well as retailers which have recently come under the spotlight for workplace violations.

    Comment: Hermes inquiry shows how unions are finding new forms of leverage

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John Lewis steps up personalisation strategy
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