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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: 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
  • Comment: How Spreadshirt took personalisation mobile

    Comment: How Spreadshirt took personalisation mobile

    Philip Rooke, CEO of T-shirt printing e-tailer, Spreadshirt, shares his tips on taking personalisation mobile.

    Comment: How Spreadshirt took personalisation mobile
  • Comment: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?

    Comment: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?

    Matthew Rowbotham, partner and head of tax, reward and incentives at Lewis Silkin LLP, takes a look at why e-tailers should consider employee ownership.

    Comment: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?
  • Comment: Mobile World Congress teases the next steps for virtual reality

    Comment: Mobile World Congress teases the next steps for virtual reality

    Dr Wendy Powell, senior member of the IEEE and reader in virtual reality at University of Portsmouth, talks us through the big retail trend at Mobile World Congress 2017.

    Comment: Mobile World Congress teases the next steps for virtual reality
  • Comment: Creating a solutions provider ecosystem

    Comment: Creating a solutions provider ecosystem

    Monsoon's technology director, Andy Tudor, explains why retailers need to create an ecosystem of solution providers to deliver the best technology experience.

    Comment: Creating a solutions provider ecosystem
  • Comment: The role of payment systems in improving customer service

    Comment: The role of payment systems in improving customer service

    Mark McMurtrie, director of Payments Consultancy Ltd and chairman of the RBTE Payments Theatre Conference, takes a look at how retailers who invest in their payments capabilities can also improve customer service.

    Comment: The role of payment systems in improving customer service
  • Comment: How to prove the business case of RFID

    Comment: How to prove the business case of RFID

    GS1 UK's Jacky Broomhead explains the benefits of using RFID in retail.

    Comment: How to prove the business case of RFID
  • Comment: How analytic insights can help retail profit margins

    Comment: How analytic insights can help retail profit margins

    Simon Blosse, director in Accenture’s Retail Practice takes a look at how analytic insights can help retailers turn a profit in today's turbulent retail industry.

    Comment: How analytic insights can help retail profit margins
  • 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

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