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.
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.
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.
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.