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Essential Retail's expert panel of commentators includes David Baker, The UK Cards Association; Mark McMurtrie, independent payments expert at Payments Consultancy; James Hammersley, founder of Good Growth; Tim Denison, Ipos Retail Peformance; directors from Alvarez & Marsal; Brendan Doyle, CMS Payments Intelligence; Paul Martin, KPMG Boxwood Insights; Toby Paxton, Deloitte; the Kurt Salmon retail team; consultants from Javelin Group; members of GSMA; and representatives from GS1 UK.


  • Comment: We could soon face a robot crimewave

    Comment: We could soon face a robot crimewave

    Christopher Markou, PhD candidate, faculty of law at University of Cambridge, takes a look at how the law needs to be ready for a potential robot crimewave.

    Comment: We could soon face a robot crimewave
  • Comment: Retail Loyalty 2.0

    Comment: Retail Loyalty 2.0

    Sir Keith Mills, founder of Air Miles and Nectar, takes a look at how new companies, tools and trends are transforming retail loyalty as we know it

    Comment: Retail Loyalty 2.0
  • Comment: Is the new £1 the most secure coin in the world?

    Comment: Is the new £1 the most secure coin in the world?

    Richard Farmer, research associate of film studies and cultural history at University of East Anglia, takes deep-dive look at the new £1 coin.

    Comment: Is the new £1 the most secure coin in the world?
  • Comment: Can we really deliver a frictionless supply chain?

    Comment: Can we really deliver a frictionless supply chain?

    Steve Richards, retail engagement manager for GS1 UK, looks at the retail supply chain and asks if the UK grocery sector is wasting money due to inefficiencies that can easily be fixed? – if everyone works together.

    Comment: Can we really deliver a frictionless supply chain?
  • Comment: Robo-advisors – how technology will shape the future for retail assistants

    Comment: Robo-advisors – how technology will shape the future for retail assistants

    Digital expert, Steven van Belleghem, looks at how artificial intelligence is set to change the customer service model.

    Comment: Robo-advisors – how technology will shape the future for retail assistants
  • Comment: If Facebook ruled the world

    Comment: If Facebook ruled the world

    Following the publication of Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto for the future, as last month, John Jewell, director of undergraduate studies, school of journalism, media and cultural studies, Cardiff University, looks at the future through the eyes of Facebook.

    Comment: If Facebook ruled the world
  • Comment: Companies struggle to keep up with ever more sophisticated phishing scams

    Comment: Companies struggle to keep up with ever more sophisticated phishing scams

    Emma Williams, research fellow at University of Bath, and Debi Ashenden, professor of cyber security at University of Portsmouth, take a look at how organisations can avoid falling victim to phishing scams.

    Comment: Companies struggle to keep up with ever more sophisticated phishing scams
  • Comment: How traditional retailers can shine in Amazon Prime’s shadow

    Comment: How traditional retailers can shine in Amazon Prime’s shadow

    James Pepper, technical services director, at Vista Retail Support, suggests ways retailers can compete with the behemoth that is Amazon.

    Comment: How traditional retailers can shine in Amazon Prime’s shadow
  • Comment: Retailers need to think like customers to meet delivery expectations

    Comment: Retailers need to think like customers to meet delivery expectations

    Trevor Stunden, eCommerce strategy manager at ZX Ventures, analyses the need for retailers to improve their last-mile fulfilment options.

    Comment: Retailers need to think like customers to meet delivery expectations
  • Comment: Start-ups – Disrupt or be disrupted

    Comment: Start-ups – Disrupt or be disrupted

    Siobhán Géhin, managing director at Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, looks at disruptive technologies impacting retail and the fast-moving start-ups ready to overtake unprepared retailers.

    Comment: Start-ups – Disrupt or be disrupted
  • Comment: Moving at the speed of fashion

    Comment: Moving at the speed of fashion

    Eric Schaeffer, senior managing director and head of Accenture’s Industrial practice and Michael Neff, managing director, Kurt Salmon, discuss three ways predictive analytics and product lifecycle management PLM are shaking up retail.

    Comment: Moving at the speed of fashion
  • Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

    Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

    Nick Miles, head of Asia-Pacific at IGD, takes look at why grocery shoppers in Singapore are increasingly shopping online.

    Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

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