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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: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society

    Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society

    Joanna Redden, lecturer in critical data studies and co-director data justice lab at Cardiff University, takes a look at how big data can negatively harm consumers if it is not carefully monitored.

    Comment: Six ways (and counting) big data systems are harming society
  • Comment: Could the Bank of England’s cryptocurrency replace cash?

    Comment: Could the Bank of England’s cryptocurrency replace cash?

    Bill Buchanan, head of The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, takes a look at whether the new bitcoin-style virtual currency planned by the Bank of England could really replace cash.

    Comment: Could the Bank of England’s cryptocurrency replace cash?
  • IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018

    IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018

    As we enter another year, IGD looks at the five key trends that are set to shape the global food and grocery industry in 2018. What initiatives will retailers and manufacturers introduce to address these? Toby Pickard, senior innovations and trends analyst at IGD, explores.

    IGD’s predictions for global retail trends in 2018
  • Comment: Retail and GDPR – 5 vital action points

    Comment: Retail and GDPR – 5 vital action points

    Russell Marsh, managing director in Accenture’s digital practice, takes a look at how retailers should prepare for the culture changes associated with the introduction of GDPR.

    Comment: Retail and GDPR – 5 vital action points
  • Comment: How are bitcoin, cryptowallets and blockchain related? Some jargon busted

    Comment: How are bitcoin, cryptowallets and blockchain related? Some jargon busted

    Efpraxia D. Zamani, lecturer of information Systems at De Montfort University, debunks the jargon surrounding some of the biggest buzzwords in technology.

    Comment: How are bitcoin, cryptowallets and blockchain related? Some jargon busted
  • Comment: Selling safe this Christmas – top tips for when the drone customer comes calling

    Comment: Selling safe this Christmas – top tips for when the drone customer comes calling

    Jonathan Nicholson, assistant director of communications at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), shares his tips for retailers selling drones over the Christmas period.

    Comment: Selling safe this Christmas – top tips for when the drone customer comes calling
  • Comment: How Bitcoin futures trading could burst the cryptocurrency’s bubble

    Comment: How Bitcoin futures trading could burst the cryptocurrency’s bubble

    Nafis Alam, associate professor at University of Reading, takes a look at the future of bitcoin.

    Comment: How Bitcoin futures trading could burst the cryptocurrency’s bubble
  • Comment: Christmas shopping is changing – but retailers must accept pop-up stores are here to stay

    Comment: Christmas shopping is changing – but retailers must accept pop-up stores are here to stay

    Charlotte Shi, senior lecturer in fashion marketing and branding at Nottingham Trent University, and Gary Warnaby, professor of retailing and marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, take a look at the trend of pop-ups in retail.

    Comment: Christmas shopping is changing – but retailers must accept pop-up stores are here to stay
  • Comment: Protecting an ‘aura of luxury’

    Comment: Protecting an ‘aura of luxury’

    Alan Hunt, senior associate, and Alicia Mietus, trainee solicitor, at law firm Lewis Silkin, take a look at a CJEU ruling impacting manufacturers that could restrict the sales of products through third-party websites, like Amazon and eBay.

    Comment: Protecting an ‘aura of luxury’
  • Comment: From instore to the DC – RFID is on the up

    Comment: From instore to the DC – RFID is on the up

    RFID has overcome the early hype to deliver real benefits for fashion retail. While many retailers are still evaluating their business cases and considering the cost of implementation the early adopters of the technology are considering their secondary use cases to look to the DC. Jacky Broomhead, market development manager at GS1 UK investigates.

    Comment: From instore to the DC – RFID is on the up
  • Comment: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies

    Comment: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies

    Bhargav Mitra, senior engineer, and Robert McCausland, R&D programme manager, at Queen’s University Belfast, examine the pressure of keeping customer data safe is causing headaches for businesses.

    Comment: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies

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