Is serenity the new standard for bricks-and-mortar?

sector - retail
type - future forecast 2022
Future Forecast 2022
Retailers are rewriting the industry playbook with engaging digital storefronts in the metaverse, stores for children instead of adults and interiors imbued with tranquillity

In 2022, as e-commerce continues to accelerate, consumer expectations will force the sector to address its impact along the value chain. This will drive the emergence of Eco-venience Retail services that help consumers and retailers to make carbon offsetting a one-click, seamless part of the buying process.

Inter-Covid, immersive play-tail spaces are encouraging people back into stores with an emphasis on fun and learning. But phygital retail remains a potent trend as virtual fashion spaces abound, and the metaverse, once a marginal pursuit, becomes a multi-billion-dollar reality.

In our new Future Forecast 2022 report and webinar collection, we explore five trends from the Retail sector:

1. Offset Sellers

2. Play-tail

3. Contemplative Stores

4. Influ-seller Platforms

5. Metaverse Brands

Alongside a Viewpoint with Niall Murphy, CEO of Evrythng, who is on a mission to give every item made a unique ID. Here, he shares the benefits this will bring to both brands and customers.

Download the full report now and discover the future of Retail.

Published by:

27 December 2021

Author: The Future Laboratory

Image: Glossier, Seattle



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