Drinks company Absolut has opened an Internet of Things demonstration centre in Stockholm to test and showcase how new technology can boost its customers' brand experience.
Customers visiting John Lewis's Oxford Street store can experience a new virtual reality product over the coming weeks.
Fashion brand Ralph Lauren has launched an interactive fitting room service at its New York flagship. Touchscreen mirrors are viewed as a way of connecting the off- and online worlds for customers.
Waitrose is among the companies saying it has experienced positive results from working alongside software firm Wazoku, which helps organisations collate new ideas from their wider employee base.
Start Tank, the start-up incubator organised by PayPal and Braintree, has completed its second iteration of mentorship for young technology companies.
Tommy Hilfiger is introducing virtual reality headsets into its stores around the world, allowing its customers to experience 3D runway shows before immediately shopping the collections.
US-based grocer Whole Foods teams up with Infor to create a new platform that the companies hope will redefine retail management software, and be made available to other retailers.
Wincor Nixdorf has unveiled an ATM that allows customers to withdraw cash using a smartphone or a near-field communications card, saying the product will appeal to digital natives.
Technology companies Samsung and Walkbase have teamed up to create a new in-store advertising proposition for retailers by combining analytics and digital signage.
Essential Retail caught up with Epson's head of business systems sales, David Spratt, to talk about the company's strategy, its new mobile-focused products and his definition of a seamless shopping experience.
Craig Crawford, former VP for IT strategy, architecture & relationships at Burberry and now IT strategist at Somo, explores the Apple Watch's potential in an enterprise environment.
French retailer Carrefour is allowing its customers to virtually try on clothing from the comfort of their own homes, before encouraging them into stores to complete the transaction.