Future Forecast 2023 : Retail

sector - retail
type - future forecast 2023
Future Forecast 2023
As talk of Web3 retail grows, retailers will explore its potential in 2023 – but it’s not there yet. Onboarding customers into a Web3 experience is currently an ugly process, but expect this to become smoother in the next year.

At the same time, digital-first brands are unlocking new physical retail opportunities while bricks-and-mortar retailers are rethinking stores to be hyperphysical – more engaging, sensorial and memorable. Shielding themselves against recession, luxury brands are opening private boutiques as they expect further growth throughout 2023 buoyed by those VICs (Very important Customers) who continue to spend their way through the global financial downturn.

In our new Future Forecast 2023 report and webinar collection, we explore five trends from the Retail sector:

1. Meta-phygital

2. Open-door HQs

3. Gated Retail

4. Web2.5

5. Membership Models

Alongside a Viewpoint from Justin Hochberg, CEO of Virtual Brand Group, explains the untapped benefits of the metaverse, from R&D to phygital marketing and avatar behaviour analysis.


Published by:

16 December 2022

Author: The Future Laboratory

Image: Atelier 100, UK



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