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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: Why won’t consumers switch on to the connected home?

    Comment: Why won’t consumers switch on to the connected home?

    Ben Perkins, head of consumer research at Deloitte, takes a look at the Internet of Things, and asks why consumers aren't rushing to buy themselves a smart fridge.

    Comment: Why won’t consumers switch on to the connected home?
  • Comment: Retail's new normal - Experiences vs. Things

    Comment: Retail's new normal - Experiences vs. Things

    Retailers must transform themselves from self-service to experiential and from cost containment masters to good world community neighbours. RSR managing partner Paula Rosenblum has her say.

    Comment: Retail's new normal - Experiences vs. Things
  • Comment: Stores of the future – designed for next generation shopping experience

    Comment: Stores of the future – designed for next generation shopping experience

    Rachel O'Rourke, head of brand at Start Group, takes a look at what retailers can learn from the trailblazers in digital store design.

    Comment: Stores of the future – designed for next generation shopping experience
  • Comment: Post-Brexit cross border commercial disputes

    Comment: Post-Brexit cross border commercial disputes

    Jonathan Fitchen, senior lecturer at University of Aberdeen, analyses the legal impacts of cross border commercial disputes following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

    Comment: Post-Brexit cross border commercial disputes
  • Comment: Content portability gets European thumbs up

    Comment: Content portability gets European thumbs up

    Bryony Long, senior associate at law firm Lewis Silkin, assesses how the EU is looking to make portable digital content accessible across the single market.

    Comment: Content portability gets European thumbs up
  • Comment: Amazon delivery drones are just the first step to a highway in the sky

    Comment: Amazon delivery drones are just the first step to a highway in the sky

    Andy Miah, chair in science communication & future media at University of Salford, examines the wider impact Amazon's drones may have on the UK's airspace.

    Comment: Amazon delivery drones are just the first step to a highway in the sky
  • Comment: Driverless lorries: revolution or risky business?

    Comment: Driverless lorries: revolution or risky business?

    In the first of a series of articles on future technology trends in the retail supply chain, Tim Waters, a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, talks driverless lorries and automated delivery.

    Comment: Driverless lorries: revolution or risky business?
  • Comment: What now for retail IoT?

    Comment: What now for retail IoT?

    Are SAP's impending IoT functionalities going to be something retailers are clamouring for – or something the tech giant will have to convince them holds value? RSR Research's Steve Rowen has his say.

    Comment: What now for retail IoT?
  • Comment: The rise in cyber attacks

    Comment: The rise in cyber attacks

    Daniel Prince, associate director security for Lancaster at Lancaster University, takes a look at the rise in cyber attacks and why the industry needs to change the way it thinks about crime.

    Comment: The rise in cyber attacks
  • Essential eCommerce has a new home at Essential Retail

    Essential eCommerce has a new home at Essential Retail

    Essential eCommerce merges with Essential Retail, to continue reading the latest eCommerce news and expert analysis visit www.essentialretail.com

    Essential eCommerce has a new home at Essential Retail
  • Comment: SAP Retail is all in

    Comment: SAP Retail is all in

    Brian Kilcourse, managing partner at RSR Research, attended last week's SAP analyst meeting. He outlines the vendor's retail play, the development of HANA and the challenges facing the company.

    Comment: SAP Retail is all in
  • Comment: Trading into Ireland

    Comment: Trading into Ireland

    Graeme Howe, MD of IMRG and MD of eCommerce Worldwide, takes a look at the opportunities for retailers thinking of trading into Ireland.

    Comment: Trading into Ireland

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