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  • 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
  • Video interview: Microsoft on how HoloLens can be used in retail

    Video interview: Microsoft on how HoloLens can be used in retail

    Essential Retail visits Microsoft's HQ to try out its new HoloLens mixed reality headset.

    Video interview: Microsoft on how HoloLens can be used in retail
  • RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Reflexis

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Reflexis

    In the build-up to RBTE 2017, we will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today, we hear from David Lancefield, senior solutions consultant at Reflexis and Savage Garden fan.

    RBTE 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight - Reflexis
  • Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson

    Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson

    RSR Research's managing partner, Brian Kilcourse, visits IBM's World of Watson event. He looks at how Watson is being used by the likes of American Airlines, Campbell's Soup Company and Staples.

    Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson
  • Tesco focused on logistics efficiency in Europe

    Tesco focused on logistics efficiency in Europe

    UK grocer Tesco has invested in new retail logistics technology for its central European operations, as it looks to improve efficiency on the road.

    Tesco focused on logistics efficiency in Europe
  • 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

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