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  • 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
  • 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

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