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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: Facebook Stories could end up driving younger users away

    Comment: Facebook Stories could end up driving younger users away

    Raphael Velt, PhD student in human-computer interaction, mixed reality lab at University of Nottingham, takes a look at Facebook's new 'Stories' feature.

    Comment: Facebook Stories could end up driving younger users away
  • Comment: What to look out for at RBTE 2017

    Comment: What to look out for at RBTE 2017

    Mark McMurtrie, director of Payments Consultancy Ltd, and chairman of the Payments Theatre Conference at RBTE, describes what he is most looking forward to at the show on 8 & 9 May.

    Comment: What to look out for at RBTE 2017
  • Comment: Smarter retail

    Comment: Smarter retail

    Accenture's Rob Barnes takes a look at three ways leading retailers are using AI to raise their game

    Comment: Smarter retail
  • Comment: AR smartglasses expected to shine in logistics

    Comment: AR smartglasses expected to shine in logistics

    George Jijiashvili, wearables and VR analyst at CCS Insight, takes a look at how retail could use augment reality (AR) glasses to aid in logistics operations.

    Comment: AR smartglasses expected to shine in logistics
  • Comment: RBTE 2017 - London Calling

    Comment: RBTE 2017 - London Calling

    Brian Kilcourse, managing partner at RSR Research, describes why retailers across the globe should be looking at London for retail innovation.

    Comment: RBTE 2017 - London Calling
  • Comment: We could soon face a robot crimewave

    Comment: We could soon face a robot crimewave

    Christopher Markou, PhD candidate, faculty of law at University of Cambridge, takes a look at how the law needs to be ready for a potential robot crimewave.

    Comment: We could soon face a robot crimewave
  • Comment: Retail Loyalty 2.0

    Comment: Retail Loyalty 2.0

    Sir Keith Mills, founder of Air Miles and Nectar, takes a look at how new companies, tools and trends are transforming retail loyalty as we know it

    Comment: Retail Loyalty 2.0
  • Comment: Is the new £1 the most secure coin in the world?

    Comment: Is the new £1 the most secure coin in the world?

    Richard Farmer, research associate of film studies and cultural history at University of East Anglia, takes deep-dive look at the new £1 coin.

    Comment: Is the new £1 the most secure coin in the world?
  • Comment: Can we really deliver a frictionless supply chain?

    Comment: Can we really deliver a frictionless supply chain?

    Steve Richards, retail engagement manager for GS1 UK, looks at the retail supply chain and asks if the UK grocery sector is wasting money due to inefficiencies that can easily be fixed? – if everyone works together.

    Comment: Can we really deliver a frictionless supply chain?
  • Comment: Robo-advisors – how technology will shape the future for retail assistants

    Comment: Robo-advisors – how technology will shape the future for retail assistants

    Digital expert, Steven van Belleghem, looks at how artificial intelligence is set to change the customer service model.

    Comment: Robo-advisors – how technology will shape the future for retail assistants
  • Comment: If Facebook ruled the world

    Comment: If Facebook ruled the world

    Following the publication of Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto for the future, as last month, John Jewell, director of undergraduate studies, school of journalism, media and cultural studies, Cardiff University, looks at the future through the eyes of Facebook.

    Comment: If Facebook ruled the world
  • Comment: Companies struggle to keep up with ever more sophisticated phishing scams

    Comment: Companies struggle to keep up with ever more sophisticated phishing scams

    Emma Williams, research fellow at University of Bath, and Debi Ashenden, professor of cyber security at University of Portsmouth, take a look at how organisations can avoid falling victim to phishing scams.

    Comment: Companies struggle to keep up with ever more sophisticated phishing scams

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Comment: GDPR – an opportunity for retailers?

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Comment: GDPR – an opportunity for retailers?
Comment: GDPR – an opportunity for retailers?