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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: The design tricks that made the Nokia 3310 world-beating

    Comment: The design tricks that made the Nokia 3310 world-beating

    Following rumours Nokia is planning to relaunch an updated version of the much-loved 3310 handset in the coming weeks, Becky Mallaband, lecturer in user-centred design at Aston University, takes a look at why it was one of the best handset of the noughties.

    Comment: The design tricks that made the Nokia 3310 world-beating
  • Comment: Big data adds new dimension to public spaces

    Comment: Big data adds new dimension to public spaces

    Silvio Carta, senior lecturer and chair of the Design Research Group at University of Hertfordshire, discusses how citizens creating data are shaping what their surrounding public spaces look like.

    Comment: Big data adds new dimension to public spaces
  • Comment: Waitrose braces for tough times

    Comment: Waitrose braces for tough times

    Isabelle Szmigin, professor of marketing at University of Birmingham, looks at how Waitrose continues to bank on its middle-class shoppers as it braces for tough times ahead.

    Comment: Waitrose braces for tough times
  • Comment: Shaping the future of retail for consumer industries

    Comment: Shaping the future of retail for consumer industries

    Jamie Murray Wells, industry head of retail at Google UK, takes a look at the results of research looking at technology trends impacting the retail industry.

    Comment: Shaping the future of retail for consumer industries
  • Comment: Tackling the delivery challenge

    Comment: Tackling the delivery challenge

    Siobhan Gehin, MD of Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, takes a look at customer expectations around delivery and click & collect.

    Comment: Tackling the delivery challenge
  • Comment: Drones - from tech toy to commercial viability

    Comment: Drones - from tech toy to commercial viability

    Andy Miah, chair in science communication and future media at University of Salford, looks at how the drone went from the latest must have tech toy to a billion-dollar cultural phenomenon.

    Comment: Drones - from tech toy to commercial viability
  • Comment: Innovation without borders

    Comment: Innovation without borders

    Lucy Larkin, managing director in Accenture's retail practice, takes a look at the challenges facing the retail technology industry and discusses how start-ups might be best placed to solve them.

    Comment: Innovation without borders
  • Comment: Tesco’s merger with Booker – a major curveball

    Comment: Tesco’s merger with Booker – a major curveball

    Retail market expert form the M&A advisory firm, Livingstone, Harsha Wickremasinghe, takes a look at Tesco's £3.7bn acquisition of Booker.

    Comment: Tesco’s merger with Booker – a major curveball
  • Comment: Why UPS drivers don’t turn left and you probably shouldn’t either

    Comment: Why UPS drivers don’t turn left and you probably shouldn’t either

    Graham Kendall, professor of computer science and provost/CEO/PVC at University of Nottingham, takes a look at the science behind delivery routes and how much fuel is saved behind right turns only.

    Comment: Why UPS drivers don’t turn left and you probably shouldn’t either
  • Comment: Three exciting thoughts following NRF

    Comment: Three exciting thoughts following NRF

    Channie Mize, general manager for retail at Periscope By McKinsey, gives her thoughts on the key takeaways from NRF 2017.

    Comment: Three exciting thoughts following NRF
  • Comment: How to attract and retain a data scientist in 2017

    Comment: How to attract and retain a data scientist in 2017

    Orlando Martins, founder and CEO of Oresa Executive Search, explains how to hire data scientists.

    Comment: How to attract and retain a data scientist in 2017

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