2020 | Year in review
As 2020 rolls to a close, our final podcast episode of the year reflects on the year that was. A year in retail, like no other. Special co-hosts Karl McKeever and Natalie Berg reflect on the past year in retail and look ahead at what’s to come in what everyone hopes will be a brighter 2021.
As 2020 rolls to a close, our final podcast episode of the year reflects on the year that was. A year in retail, like no other.
If you were trying to end this year by winning a prize for its greatest understatement, you could describe 2020 as ‘eventful’. It is difficult in many respects to argue that 2020 was an especially good year. Emerging trends didn’t just gather momentum, they marched forward to turn the industry on its head in ways we could never have imagined. For retail, it’s been a year of contrasting fortunes. Some have faltered. Others have thrived.
To set the tone, we revisit some of the interviews and discussions that have shaped our podcast episodes in 2020, with special co-hosts Karl McKeever and Natalie Berg reflecting on the past year – the challenges faced, things we’ve learned, the opportunities taken – and looking ahead at what’s to come in what we all hope will be a brighter 2021.
Costa | Adam Dunt
In our latest episode, we sit down with Adam Dunt, Global Creative Design Lead at Costa Coffee. He talks coffee culture and explains how the right kind of design can create a warm, welcoming space that truly connects with the local communities the brand serves.
The Special | Moveable feast
Grocery retail has stepped up to the plate in 2020. In the final episode of ‘The Special’ from The Retail Exchange podcast, we discuss this year’s explosive growth in eCommerce across the sector, as shoppers ready themselves to shop online for their festive food favourites.
The Special | Retail unwrapped
In our latest episode, we look at the business of 25 December, analysing advertising campaigns and the likely impact on retail footfall during what will be a very different Christmas 2020. Plus we look ahead to the key trends for the year ahead.