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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: The apparel retailers' warehouse of the future

    Comment: The apparel retailers' warehouse of the future

    In his fourth article on future technology trends in the retail supply chain, Tim Waters, a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, predicts how the warehouse of the future might operate.

    Comment: The apparel retailers' warehouse of the future
  • Comment: Iceland vs Iceland trademark row

    Comment: Iceland vs Iceland trademark row

    It’s Iceland vs Iceland as trademark row erupts between country and frozen supermarket chain, writes Luke McDonagh, lecturer in law at City University.

    Comment: Iceland vs Iceland trademark row
  • Comment: What Apple needs to get right to make its rumoured smart glasses a success

    Comment: What Apple needs to get right to make its rumoured smart glasses a success

    Paul Levy, senior researcher in innovation management, University of Brighton, discusses the rumour that Apple is developing a pair of augmented reality glasses.

    Comment: What Apple needs to get right to make its rumoured smart glasses a success
  • Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson

    Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson

    RSR Research's managing partner, Brian Kilcourse, visits IBM's World of Watson event. He looks at how Watson is being used by the likes of American Airlines, Campbell's Soup Company and Staples.

    Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson
  • Comment: Geoblocking, eCommerce and Brexit

    Comment: Geoblocking, eCommerce and Brexit

    Price restrictions, geoblocking and online retail. Matt Evans, partner at law firm Jones Day, assesses the potential impact on eCommerce post-Brexit.

    Comment: Geoblocking, eCommerce and Brexit
  • Comment: How to save the Internet of Things from cyber attacks – with psychology

    Comment: How to save the Internet of Things from cyber attacks – with psychology

    John Blythe and Carmen Lefevre, research associates at UCL, on how to save the Internet of Things from cyber attacks - with psychology.

    Comment: How to save the Internet of Things from cyber attacks – with psychology
  • Comment: How John Lewis owns Christmas

    Comment: How John Lewis owns Christmas

    University of Bath's professor of consumer research, Avi Shankar and lecturer in marketing, Tim Hill, examine the phenomenon that is the John Lewis Christmas advert.

    Comment: How John Lewis owns Christmas
  • Comment: Video commerce the next frontier for retailers

    Comment: Video commerce the next frontier for retailers

    Retailers are increasingly becoming broadcasters and looking to sell their goods via shoppable videos and other platforms. David Deakin, partner – media, brands & technology at Lewis Silkin, assess the legal implications.

    Comment: Video commerce the next frontier for retailers
  • Comment: Measuring cost to serve crucial in modern retailing

    Comment: Measuring cost to serve crucial in modern retailing

    Many business are not measuring their cost to serve. Jacky Broomhead, market development manager for apparel at GS1 UK, says its crucial to do so if omnichannel retail is to be profitable.

    Comment: Measuring cost to serve crucial in modern retailing
  • Comment: Could your kettle bring down the internet?

    Comment: Could your kettle bring down the internet?

    Ansgar Koene, senior research fellow, horizon digital economy, UnBias, University of Nottingham, and Derek McAuley, professor of digital economy, University of Nottingham, discuss how devices connected to the internet can be weaponised by hackers.

    Comment: Could your kettle bring down the internet?
  • Comment: How to make social sales a retail success

    Comment: How to make social sales a retail success

    Dan Smythe, managing director, Accenture Strategy, takes a look at how retailers can use social media to improve conversion.

    Comment: How to make social sales a retail success
  • Comment: Hermes inquiry shows how unions are finding new forms of leverage

    Comment: Hermes inquiry shows how unions are finding new forms of leverage

    Professor of industrial relations at University of Bradford, Gregor Gall, takes a look at the workers’ rights at delivery company Hermes, as well as retailers which have recently come under the spotlight for workplace violations.

    Comment: Hermes inquiry shows how unions are finding new forms of leverage

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Sainsbury's, Dixons Carphone and Toys R Us to speak at RBTE 2017
Sainsbury's, Dixons Carphone and Toys R Us to speak at RBTE 2017