As retail’s digital shift continues, we discuss some of the big themes from Retail Week’s Tech. festival with special guest Will Shuckburgh, executive vice-president of Rakuten. From AI to 5G, by way of screenless experiences and new digital opportunity for the high street, the pace of change is unlikely to slow down.
After Asda revealed plans to make sweeping changes to store staff contracts, we analyse the implications for the grocer and the wider retail sector.
This week Ikea unveils its new Greenwich, London, branch, which it describes as its “most sustainable store”.
Discounting made no discernible impact on trading and footfall over Christmas, says Springboard marketing and insights director Diane Wehrle.