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.
In his third article on future technology trends in the retail supply chain, Tim Waters, a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, analyses why RFID in retail is gaining momentum.
Ioannis Glinavos, senior lecturer in law at the University of Westminster, takes a look at the impact on consumer goods following the decline in the value of the pound since the referendum.
RSR Research's managing partner, Nikki Baird, reflects on Dreamforce 2016 and she is positive about Salesforce's acquisition of Demandware. But what about the cartoon characters?
Shirley Zhu, programme director on IGD's Asian research team, assesses four of the major opportunities for online grocery retailing in Asia.
Antonios Tsourdos, professor of autonomous systems and control engineering at Cranfield University, describes how drones will change the future of inner city logistics.
Natalie McCreesh, senior lecturer in fashion marketing and communication at Sheffield Hallam University, explains how Vogue’s attack on style bloggers shows how much the newcomers have the fashion mags rattled.
It's important to realise that delivering personalised products and services can provide benefits for businesses and consumers. Ben Perkins, head of consumer business research at Deloitte, has his say.
Tanya Kant, lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Sussex, looks into personalising customer experience online.
Start-ups have an uncanny knack of identifying a specific pain point and then trying to solve it. Siobhan Gehin, partner at Kurt Salmon, says retailers should take note.
Jeffrey Ferguson, lecturer in pervasive and mobile computing at University of Westminster, takes a look at how new smartphones with two outward cameras will encourage the use of augmented reality.
What are the key differentiators between effective homepages and those that are less so? Good Growth's James Hammersley has his say.
Failure by retailers to get on top of any pay disparities could lead to adverse publicity, equal pay claims from employees and lost customers. Laura Farnsworth, partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, has her say.