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  • Fung Group & IBM help retailers test new concepts

    Fung Group & IBM help retailers test new concepts

    Brian Kilcourse, RSR managing partner, looks at how the Fung Group and IBM have created a new facility that allows retailers to test concepts before entering new territories.

    Fung Group & IBM help retailers test new concepts
  • DPD app uses geo-location tech to help reduce missed deliveries

    DPD app uses geo-location tech to help reduce missed deliveries

    DPD is using smartphone geo-location-based technology as it looks to reduce missed deliveries and improve communication between its drivers and consumers.

    DPD app uses geo-location tech to help reduce missed deliveries
  • Tech experts join John Lewis JLAB judges' line-up

    Tech experts join John Lewis JLAB judges' line-up

    Valtech's head of retail Kirstin Smith and Tech Will Save Us CEO Bethany Koby have been named as the first mentors and judges for John Lewis's 2016 JLAB start-up accelerator.

    Tech experts join John Lewis JLAB judges' line-up
  • Topshop to fast-track wearable fashion tech via new start-up initiative

    Topshop to fast-track wearable fashion tech via new start-up initiative

    Arcadia Group has created a new programme alongside corporate innovation specialist, L Marks, to encourage start-ups to design and develop wearable fashion technology suitable for Topshop customers.

    Topshop to fast-track wearable fashion tech via new start-up initiative
  • N Brown to launch JLAB-style innovation incubator

    N Brown to launch JLAB-style innovation incubator

    Jacamo and JD Williams parent company N Brown is the latest retailer to invest in an innovation incubator programme as it looks to strengthen its ties with the tech start-up community.

    N Brown to launch JLAB-style innovation incubator
  • John Lewis JLAB part III

    John Lewis JLAB part III

    Department store chain John Lewis has launched the third edition of its annual JLAB start-up accelerator programme.

    John Lewis JLAB part III
  • Samsung VR pop-up at Westfield attracts 125,000 visitors

    Samsung VR pop-up at Westfield attracts 125,000 visitors

    Samsung says its interactive 'pop-up' installation at Westfield London, which showcases its Gear VR technology and new Galaxy S7 handset, has attracted 125,000 visitors since launching on 11 March.

    Samsung VR pop-up at Westfield attracts 125,000 visitors
  • RBTE 2016: Datalogic scanner wins Innovation Award

    RBTE 2016: Datalogic scanner wins Innovation Award

    A Datalogic product that has the capability to scan digitally watermarked barcodes has been presented with the RBTE Innovation Award, as part of the Innovation Trail sponsored by BT.

    RBTE 2016: Datalogic scanner wins Innovation Award
  • RBTE 2016: Exhibitor news roundup

    RBTE 2016: Exhibitor news roundup

    Over 350 retail technology companies are showcasing their wares at this week's RBTE. Essential Retail has rounded up some of their stories and heard from the key figures involved.

    RBTE 2016: Exhibitor news roundup
  • Letter from America: New retail's not all about technology, but it helps

    Letter from America: New retail's not all about technology, but it helps

    US retail consultant Richard Mader is looking forward to the retail technology treasure hunt that is next week's RBTE. But what rewards will be on display for retailers?

    Letter from America: New retail's not all about technology, but it helps
  • RBTE Innovation Trail preview #4

    RBTE Innovation Trail preview #4

    Essential Retail takes a look at the retail innovations shortlisted for RBTE's Innovation Trail and Awards.

    RBTE Innovation Trail preview #4
  • RBTE Innovation Trail preview #3

    RBTE Innovation Trail preview #3

    Essential Retail takes a look at the retail innovations shortlisted for RBTE's Innovation Trail and Awards.

    RBTE Innovation Trail preview #3

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