Retail Futures Report

Hyperphysical Stores

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Companies across the retail sector have been demonstrating resilience despite a turbulent start to the Transformative Twenties.

Our new Retail Futures report details nascent trends in physical retail, such as next-gen Hangout Hubs and youth-centric Play-tail, where retail spaces are being used to foster enjoyment and discovery.

Alongside rising trends for retail, this report also features our latest sector macrotrend, Hyperphysical Stores, which spotlights fresh prospects for physical stores against The Future Laboratory’s framework, The Four Es of Retail. Ranging from enriching to exclusive, these experiential markers will elevate the senses, cultivate community and expand the potential of physical store design.

Download the report below for £265.

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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:

: Global Drivers

The global drivers that are shaping retail, from widespread financial insecurity to shifting collective priorities. These drivers are fundamental shifts and external forces that have the potential to reshape your future trajectory.

: Trends Rising

In this section you will discover the six nascent trends forecast to grow in influence across the retail sector in the next one to three years, from Contemplative Stores to Positive Automation.

: Macrotrend: Hyperphysical Stores

Explore how The Four Es of Retail will re-ignite bricks-and- mortar retail around the world. These next-generation spaces can be seen through the lens of hyperphysicality.

: Strategic Implications

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

The report is based on research from our Retail sector on LS:N Global.

Members 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. 

Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss our membership packages and book a demo of LS:N Global today.


Retail Futures 2022 Report

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Retail Presentations

Our new presentations are designed for you and your team to engage with both the Hyperphysical Stores 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 be presented to your entire company.

These presentations can be booked as virtual or in-house presentations, delivered by one of our expert presenters. Choose from Trends Rising or the Hyperphysical Stores macrotrend, sold separately or as a 360-degree collection for a discounted rate.

Each presentation includes the free downloadable PDF of the accompanying macrotrend report, usually available only for members.

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