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  • 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
  • Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op leaders address grocery's challenges

    Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op leaders address grocery's challenges

    Tesco's Matt Davies' email etiquette, Sainsbury's Mike Coupe says speed and convenience is next utility in retailing, and Co-op's Michael Fletcher on why his company can benefit from eCommerce despite not being in it. Snippets from IGD's Big Debate.

    Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op leaders address grocery's challenges
  • Big Interview: Asda's push to be a 'world-leading' PUDO player

    Big Interview: Asda's push to be a 'world-leading' PUDO player

    Paul Anastasiou is leading the drive to grow Asda's ToYou third-party collect and returns service. He tells Essential Retail the programme is gaining momentum and picking up partner brands, supported by a sophisticated tech toolkit.

    Big Interview: Asda's push to be a 'world-leading' PUDO player
  • Comment: Why retailers can benefit from RFID in the supply chain

    Comment: Why retailers can benefit from RFID in the supply chain

    In his third article on future technology trends in the retail supply chain, Tim Waters, a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, analyses why RFID in retail is gaining momentum.

    Comment: Why retailers can benefit from RFID in the supply chain
  • Cath Kidston revamps core systems with Infor

    Cath Kidston revamps core systems with Infor

    As Cath Kidston continues its international growth story with Latin America the next market on the horizon, the brand invests in Infor's cloud-based platform to run its core systems.

    Cath Kidston revamps core systems with Infor
  • Yoox Net-a-Porter to open tech hub in London's White City

    Yoox Net-a-Porter to open tech hub in London's White City

    Yoox Net-a-Porter is to open a technology hub at White City Place in west London, as it looks to bring together its UK tech teams in one location.

    Yoox Net-a-Porter to open tech hub in London's White City
  • Blog: Duty free delivery with Thomas Cook

    Blog: Duty free delivery with Thomas Cook

    Essential Retail's digital features editor, Caroline Baldwin, tests out Thomas Cook's pre-flight duty free delivery service.

    Blog: Duty free delivery with Thomas Cook
  • Behind the scenes at Dixons Carphone's warehouse

    Behind the scenes at Dixons Carphone's warehouse

    Essential Retail takes a tour of the UK warehouse powering Dixons Carphone, learning how the retailer is preparing for peak trading.

    Behind the scenes at Dixons Carphone's warehouse
  • Comment: #Marmitegate - what the tumbling pound means for our favourite products

    Comment: #Marmitegate - what the tumbling pound means for our favourite products

    Ioannis Glinavos, senior lecturer in law at the University of Westminster, takes a look at the impact on consumer goods following the decline in the value of the pound since the referendum.

    Comment: #Marmitegate - what the tumbling pound means for our favourite products

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In era of disruption, differentiation will be the key to retail success
In era of disruption, differentiation will be the key to retail success