Retail Futures

Eco-venience Retail

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2020 prompted retail Darwinism at its most impactful, yet brands have evolved at speed, adjusting to changing expectations of access and more conscious mindsets.

Retailers must respond with Eco-venience Retail, a fresh framework for supply chains, logistics and consumer reach, as convenience and care for the environment become ever-more intertwined.

Our new Retail Futures report is packed with practical insights and inspiring case studies for your brand to harness these shifts. This report is your guide to the trends defining the retail sector, from best-in-class campaigns to emerging innovations.

Alongside key trends, statistics and global case studies, you’ll discover our latest Retail macrotrend, Eco-venience Retail. Download it now and harness the trends and strategic implications that will ensure your team and brand are part of this future.

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What's inside the report?

Retail analysis across key markets, case studies and consumer insights combined to help you understand and grasp business success in the years ahead. The report also includes:

: Rising Trends

From the rise of second-hand retail strategies to multimedia stores that cater for content-creators, these six trends are pushing retail in new directions. Discover the six key trends emerging in 2021.

: Macrotrend: Eco-venience Retail

Accelerating e-commerce and demands for expedited delivery are forcing a new retail framework that puts eco-conscious practices at the centre of brands’ operations. Explore the full macrotrend.

: Strategic Implications

The pandemic-powered retail apocalypse has transformed and refocused people’s priorities when consuming products and navigating physical retail. The report features a series of practical strategies to help your brand re-imagine what retail could look like in the 2020s.

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Get the report

Help prepare your business for the changes ahead by downloading the Retail Futures Report now.

By purchasing one or both of our Retail Futures on-demand video presentations, you will receive the full PDF report for free.

If you are a LS:N Global member, you can also access this report for free on LS:N Global here.

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Retail Futures 2021 Report


Retail Futures

On-demand video presentations

The Retail Futures presentations are designed for you and your team to engage with both macrotrend and trends rising presentations set to radicalise the retail landscape.

Perhaps you want to equip your team with the latest trends and practical insights, or maybe you are looking for an inspiring keynote to share with your entire company.

These presentations can be watched online and on demand at your own convenience. Choose from the Eco-venience Retail macrotrend or Trends Rising 2021, sold separately or as a 360-degree collection for a discounted rate.

Each presentation includes a free downloadable PDF of the accompanying macrotrend report, usually worth £250. 


LS:N Membership

This report is based on research from our Retail sector on The Future Laboratory’s trends intelligence platform, LS:N Global.

Members of the LS:N Global premium package gain exclusive access to the trends, markets and innovations across all eight sectors, and are also entitled to a range of benefits and services, including free access to all of our trends intelligence reports. 

Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.


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