Are robots about to takeover our stores? We review the technology promising to change how we shop instore, and visit New York to discuss the big topics at NRF Big Show 2018.
It’s hard to imagine retail stores without technology. In this special edition, we discuss the futuristic technology that is promising to change how we shop instore. The choices retailers will have to make, the importance of getting it right, and why there are still many lessons to be learned along the way. Join our guest panellists Tim Manning, Swarm, Pete Trainer, US Ai, and Melanie Pittham, The BIO Agency, as they discuss what retailers must do to avoid the pitfalls of adopting technology for technology’s sake and ensure developments stay focused on meeting shopper needs.
We also pay a visit to New York, for a special report from the 2018 NRF Big Show. Taking place in the current tough retail climate, this year’s event nevertheless managed to have an air of optimism. In amongst the 30,000 visitors, we caught up with leading industry figures to report on the key themes and innovations set to dominate the retail agenda in the year ahead.
In this special festive episode, we explore the story of this year’s Macy’s Christmas window campaign. Guest host Karl McKeever travels to New York for an exclusive interview with the retailer’s national director of window presentation, Roya Sullivan, to learn more about the challenge of managing windows for one of the world’s most iconic department stores.
In this special episode, we explore the story of footwear brand Allbirds. Guest host Karl McKeever travels to San Francisco for an exclusive interview with the brand’s head of global retail operations, Travis Boyce, to learn more about this increasingly popular shoe brand with sustainability at its heart.
In this special episode, recorded at Tech. Festival 2019, we meet Josh Bottomley, global head of digital, data and development at HSBC. He sits down with guest host Jason Bradbury to explore the tech challenges for retail banking in the digital world.