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November 10, 2019

After years of ghost writing, I finally get my name on something!

Sponsored editorial for LexisNexis appearing in November's Legal Practice Management (LPM) magazine (page 25 onwards):


October 31, 2019

A significant number of UK retailers are not actively preparing for the future.

According to recent research by PushON, 35% of UK have admitted to not having a business transformation strategy in place to handle the rise of digital technology and changing consumer habit...

September 29, 2019


This year, it seems that hardly a month goes by without news of another wave of shops shutting, or of stores losing money.

Nearly 3,000 shops shut on UK High Streets in the first half of 2019. So, what's behind the crisis?

1. We (the consumer) are changing

With the rise...

September 15, 2019

It has been a while since I did some analysis on the performance of my site. The last time was when I penned the original and hilariously titled Christmas post: 'Harper Research's Christmas Wrap-up', at Christmastime in 2018, which you can read here:


August 26, 2019


In a promising twist in the UK High Street story, recent research by YouGov has voted three brick-and-mortar stores as the top three healthiest* brands in the UK.

In first position for the second year running, with a value score of +41.2 - everybody's favourite, John...

August 26, 2019

The past couple of weeks have felt like a whirlwind as I settle into my new home in the content marketing team at LexisNexis. My role is to write thought leadership content for their blogs, industry publications, event coverage, and some strategy around how it all fits...

July 24, 2019

Visual search is key emerging trend in the retail technology sector, with 45% of UK retailers claiming to be using it in their brand strategies, including Asos, Boohoo, M&S, eBay and Argos.

This trend is generally believed to be more important where retailers are selli...

July 3, 2019

Rising customer expectations around a personalised customer experience, and an effective omnichannel delivery between digital, social and in-store, remain the main drivers for innovation in the retail industry. According to research conducted by Tech., a collaboration...

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About Me

After 10 years of working in research and consulting, speaking to enterprises and government departments about their business needs, I now offer report writing, content writing, blogging and research services to companies on a bespoke basis.

I specialise in retail and retail technology, however, I am open to writing on a variety of topics.


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