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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: How traditional retailers can compete with pureplay showrooms

    Comment: How traditional retailers can compete with pureplay showrooms

    Verdict's associate analyst, Duygu Hardman, looks at how traditional retailers can up their game to compete with the proliferation of e-tail showrooms.

    Comment: How traditional retailers can compete with pureplay showrooms
  • Oracle Industry Connect: Cloud in retail is here to stay

    Oracle Industry Connect: Cloud in retail is here to stay

    RSR analyst, Nikki Baird, shares her learnings from Oracle's Industry Connect event, which focused on how cloud will support the future of retail.

    Oracle Industry Connect: Cloud in retail is here to stay
  • Comment: The digital failure of BHS

    Comment: The digital failure of BHS

    Anusha Couttigane, associate consultant and insight manager at ORESA Executive Search, takes a look at why BHS failed to resonate with modern shoppers.

    Comment: The digital failure of BHS
  • Comment: Why retailers should vote to stay in the EU

    Comment: Why retailers should vote to stay in the EU

    Philip Rooke, CEO of T-shirt printing and personalisation e-tailer, Spreadshirt, gives his thoughts on the retail impact of a potential UK exit from the EU.

    Comment: Why retailers should vote to stay in the EU
  • Comment: Reaping the benefits of tail spend management

    Comment: Reaping the benefits of tail spend management

    Managing tail spend more effectively can deliver significant cost savings and free-up precious time and resources for retailers, argues David Noble, group CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

    Comment: Reaping the benefits of tail spend management
  • Comment: Retailers, free Wi-Fi and where it may lead

    Comment: Retailers, free Wi-Fi and where it may lead

    For many retailers, the infrastructure needed to efficiently communicate with their customers in store via proximity mobile marketing already exists. It's just the marketing directors are unaware of the opportunity.

    Comment: Retailers, free Wi-Fi and where it may lead
  • Comment: Managing the returns journey

    Comment: Managing the returns journey

    More structure is needed to better manage the returns process, argues Andy Robson, supply chain solutions manager at supply chain standards organisation GS1 UK.

    Comment: Managing the returns journey
  • Comment: Why you should consider hiring a chief customer officer

    Comment: Why you should consider hiring a chief customer officer

    Orlando Martins, founder and CEO of Oresa Executive Search, takes a look at the trend of hiring chief customer officers in retail.

    Comment: Why you should consider hiring a chief customer officer
  • Comment: Mind your step

    Comment: Mind your step

    Stewart James, partner in the commercial team at Ashfords LLP, takes a look at how retailers can use technology to tackle counterfeit crime.

    Comment: Mind your step
  • Comment: Do you know what personalisation means?

    Comment: Do you know what personalisation means?

    IMRG's editor, Andy Mulcahy, takes a look at the true meaning of personalisation in retail.

    Comment: Do you know what personalisation means?
  • RBTE 2016 comment: The future of retail

    RBTE 2016 comment: The future of retail

    One panel debate at last week's RBTE focused on the future of retail. Can we expect to see in-store queues disappear when paying for products or to acquire a service, and how will online gamification impact shop design?

    RBTE 2016 comment: The future of retail
  • RBTE 2016: What should a modern, successful supply chain look like?

    RBTE 2016: What should a modern, successful supply chain look like?

    Andy Robson, supply chain solutions manager at GS1 UK, discusses how industry collaboration and standardisation can improve the supply chain. Robson is on a panel discussion at RBTE, today.

    RBTE 2016: What should a modern, successful supply chain look like?

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