While it’s the fanfare of new technology that grabs the headlines, it’s often store teams that remain the difference-makers – adding a human scale to the shop floor and real value to the retail experience.
This episode we’re discussing the power of people. As technology and automation becomes more prevalent in the world of retail, the idea of having store assistants might seem old-fashioned. But the human touch is still very much in demand. We ask our experts for their views of what the future holds for human interaction within the physical retail environment. As ever we’ll gauge how the industry is shifting its focus, the implications of delivering a human scale on the shop floor, and how retailers can better engage their most valuable of resources to bring innovation to a whole level instore. Joining business broadcaster Ben Bland are guests Lara Marrero, Strategy Director at Gensler, Mel Hales, director of Rush Collective and Karl McKeever, founder and managing director of Visual Thinking.
Recorded at World Retail Congress 2019, FutureBrand UXUS co-founder and chief creative officer, George Gottl, sits down with Ben Bland to explore why conversation is the new experience.
British Retail Consortium
Recorded at World Retail Congress 2019, British Retail Consortium chief executive, Helen Dickinson, sits down with Ben Bland to discuss the challenges facing British retailers.
Recorded exclusively at Future Stores 2019, Rapha’s Director of Retail & Development, Caroline Crosswell, and Head of Retail, Darren Read, explore our growing love of all things two-wheeled.