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.
Enjoy | Ron Johnson
US host Dave Evans brings you a special interview with Ron Johnson. He is perhaps best known for his work creating and leading Apple Stores during their first 12 years, then later as CEO of JCPenney. Now CEO and Co-Founder of Enjoy, he’s changing the way companies serve their customers in a digitally-driven world through the first mobile retail store available on-demand.
The Special | Retail Wellbeing
In our final episode of ‘The Special’ series, we take an in-depth look at the human impact of the pandemic and the importance of wellbeing for retail employees in these unprecedented times.
The Special | Braking Point
In our latest episode of ‘The Special’ series, we bring listeners a special report from the US and Canada, as stores across both countries close their physical stores in response to the global pandemic.