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.
Our report entitled Retail 2030 Futures Report, delves deeper into the trends that are set to further disrupt the retail sector in the years ahead – creating challenges but also opportunities for retailers to reach customers in new ways.
Retail 2030 | Ep03
As the decade draws to a close, we bring you three special episodes exploring the challenges and opportunities that will lie in store for retail in the next ten years. In this final episode, we discuss why sustainability will become a key business driver and how retailers can be more planet positive.
Retail 2030 | Ep02
As the decade draws to a close, we bring you three special episodes exploring the challenges and opportunities that will lie in store for retail in the next ten years. In this second episode, we discuss evolving consumer habits and societal trends.