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.
Andy Campbell, digital payments relationship manager at the GSMA – the association of mobile operators – examines how the rise of mobile is changing retail.
Industry consultant and author of The Multichannel RetailHandbook, Chris Jones, takes a look at how brands are taking eCommerce into their own hands.
Ian Walters, market development manager for CPG Retail at GS1 UK, is confident that a new venture led by his organisation will lead to the creation of a much simpler grocery supply chain.
British businesses compare favourably to their European counterparts in Kurt Salmon's latest survey looking at modern retailing practices.
Who is brave enough to charge customers what it really costs to pick, pack and ship their order?
Bryan Roberts, SVP and knowledge officer for EMEA at Kantar Retail, examines the current UK online grocery market, and how a new player – in the form of Amazon Fresh – could shake it up.
The decision to introduce polymer banknotes in the UK will impose an estimated £240 million on the UK economy and cause merchants operational headaches that could be the catalyst for a complete change in cash strategy.
Antony Walker, deputy CEO at techUK, describes eight principles Europe should follow as it develops its Digital Single Market to encourage eCommerce internationally.
Do retailers invest in optimising their existing websites for mobile or go the whole hog and launch a mobile app? There is no right or wrong answer, says Ipsos Retail Performance's Tim Denison.
Digital platforms for digital commerce - David Baker from the UK Cards Association offers an analysis of the emerging trends for open access to provide alternative services to retailers and consumers.
Industry consultant and author of The Multichannel RetailHandbook, Chris Jones, examines the benefits of shipping offers to drive retail conversion.
Having a vision and expecting people to follow you, because you know best, won't get you very far as a retail leader, argues Paul Martin, managing director of Boxwood Insights at KPMG Boxwood.