News, events, case studies and podcasts from across the True community.
Retail is not rapidly transitioning from bust to boom, but the headwinds that have blasted the industry are abating, believes True’s Matt Truman.
There are several macro trends currently affecting the workforce. Whether employee or employer, everyone is trying to negotiate post pandemic working. Innovation Analyst, Robyn Wilson has spent the last three months diving into the world of employee engagement and has identified four key workplace areas that can be enhanced through innovation to improve retention, engagement and output.
Hot off the heels of ShopTalk Las Vegas, we took a trip to Barcelona to attend and speak at the World Retail Congress. With Matt, our Co-founder & Exec Chair speaking on the future of the industry and the current state of investment market in a private top 30 global CEO forum and Archie, our Innovation Director speaking on Circularity and Retail's Journey to Net Zero. In the spirit of democratising access to the event, we’re lifting the lid on our top takeaways.
ShopTalk Las Vegas is a space where the most influential brands, and the rising stars, unite to develop connections, have conversations, learn insights and reimagine the future together. Here are our top three takeaways from this year's event.
Last year, over 150,000 new all-women-led companies were founded – more than ever before - but statistics show that over 95% of early-stage funding goes to all-male-founded start-ups. So how do you get ahead of the game as a female founder? Here are some top tips from someone who has done it before.
Long-term strategic thinking is required to drive progress for the country and retail, argues Matt Truman
According to the founders of the Dry January movement, the charity Alcohol Change UK, nine million people took part in the initiative this year - up from eight million in 2022. With more and more people opting out of drinking, we're seeing a proliferation of low and no-alcohol beverages in the market today. So take a seat, crack open a cold one, and get some insight into what’s happing in the world of booze-free booze.
Artificial Intelligence is no longer a future reality - it's here, and it's already changing the digital landscape for businesses and consumers. Learn more about the AI opportunity and how it can support your business and shopping experience...
Health is getting a full tech glow-up and at True we're keenly watching this consumer Health Tech transformation. Take a look at the six trends we're seeing in this space...
There are 37 large-scale designer outlets in the UK, which saw an estimated 111 million visitors in 2021. Outlets are growing at ten times the rate of traditional high street retail, so could this be the solution to our overstock problems?
One of the most challenging times to raise funding is in the beginning, but luckily, there are many funding options available to early-stage startups. The current economic climate has intensified difficulties, and this is set to continue. But, raising from a VC isn't the only option, so we've laid out some other routes to consider.
As part of our Future of Health and Wellbeing pillar at True, we have been keeping a close eye on all things sleep. It’s time to wake up to sleep tech - read more on what we've dreamed up based on the latest products and services developed to help us fall asleep, stay asleep, or improve the quality of our sleep.
Technology can be a powerful force in solving the many climate challenges we face, and the climate startup ecosystem is large and complex, covering a vast range of themes. Always on the hunt for the best tech out there, our Innovation team have taken a dive into some of the most notable and interesting, so read on to find out more.
With climate high on the corporate agenda, many retail businesses are setting ambitious net-zero targets. Setting a commitment is one thing - especially when it’s public - but achieving it is another altogether. In this article, we're uncovering the fundamental role innovation will play in tackling the climate challenge for retail.
Bad news sells, as we've seen in recent economic reporting. Very little has been publicised on the stabilising of the economy in comparison to the downward spike. In the spirit of starting the new year with a sense of optimism, and more importantly, a balanced point of view, read on for 12 headlines which are somewhat better (or at least less bad) than the media is reporting...
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