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.
Future Stores 2019
The Retail Exchange visits London for Future Stores 2019, as in-store innovators from Europe’s most progressive retailers arrived in the UK’s capital for the two-day event.
Recorded at World Retail Congress 2019, Levi’s EVP/President of Global Direct to Consumer, Marc Rosen, talks to Ben Bland about how the iconic US denim brand is reimagining its retail experience.
World Retail Congress
As World Retail Congress 2019 draws to a close, we’re in Amsterdam to hear the views and thoughts of leading industry experts as they reflect on the highlights from another memorable event.