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Richard Hyman

Richard Hyman has been involved in retailing for over 30 years. He founded Verdict, the retail research consultancy, in 1984. The company established itself as the primary independent industry analyst and commentator. In September 2005 Richard sold Verdict to Datamonitor, and subsequently joined Deloitte as Strategic Advisor to its retail practice. Richard has built an extensive fund of knowledge and experience, and advised most of the leading companies and leadership teams in the industry. In August 2014 he launched his retail advisory firm RAH Advisory and thought leadership website richardtalksretail.com.

Retail under siege

If you want to see what retail will look like down the line, look at the UK. It’s not a pretty sight. Last November...