It is now clear that e-commerce is not the enemy of bricks-and-mortar stores. But the retail sector is undergoing a huge paradigm shift, fuelled by new technological possibilities and changing consumer expectations. Many retailers have been slow to respond to these changes, missing valuable opportunities to thrive in the post-shelf world.
Our new in-house presentation delivers the insights and key rising trends to help you navigate this changing retail landscape. From the latest developments in voice commerce to live-stream selling, we uncover the rich potential for seamless technology to elevate and enhance your business. By reconsidering the purpose of the store and examining new metrics of success beyond product sales, the presentation will inspire and provoke your team to build retail strategies that are fit for the future.
Top: Gentle Monster store, Chengdu
Right: Gilles Lambert
: Market Shifts
Pertinent anaylsis of retail markets across the world, from the rise of Dynamic Pricing in response to real-time demand to new developments in loyalty schemes via mobile commerce.
: Rising Trends
We explore eight microtrends set to shape the retail landscape, including Augmented Retail’s new era of practicality, Anti-showrooming tactics to encourage in-store purchases, and the QR Code Renaissance.
: Macrotrend: Storefront Salvation
Overcoming fear of a retail Apocalypse, we show how a combination of physical touchpoints and digital software can save the store. Insights are designed to fuel your strategy for bricks-and-mortar success, with a focus beyond sales per square foot. This macrotrend can also be booked as a separate presentation.
: Q&A Session and Toolkits
We offer a series of practical take-outs on how your team can implement these future strategies within your organisation, from thinking about micro-opportunities for shopping everywhere to considering lifetime options as part of the transformation economy.
: Deerupt by Adidas, US
‘The Future Laboratory’s presentation did exactly what we wanted it to – offer a glimpse of even further ahead in a compelling and engaging way to prepare for what brands need next’
Maya Draisin, associate publisher and head of marketing, Wired
This incisive presentation brings the insights from The Future Laboratory’s Retail Futures Forum 2018 to your team in an interactive setting, at your choice of venue. Our skilled analysts bring the visually arresting presentations to life, with best-in-class case studies and practical tips on harnessing the trends in your organisation.
The presentation can be tailored to suit a range of contexts, from leadership programmes to concept development workshops, or as an inspirational keynote for your company conference. The accompanying PDF report provides further insights and enables you to share all content across your organisation.
The accompanying PDF report provides further insights and enables you to share all content across your organisation
Book now and inspire your team to break out of departmental silos, pulling together marketing, merchandising, editorial and business development in holistic strategies that deliver return on inspiration.
For more information, or to book this presentation for your own business or event, please complete your details on the following Book Now contact form.
Aleksandra leads the creative team at the Future Laboratory, which translates insights into immersive experiences on and offline and brings to life speculative visions of the future. With a background in critical design, she is an expert in developing far future scenarios that consider long-term implications of today’s trends. Since joining The Future Laboratory in 2014, she has worked with brands including UBS, Diageo, Google, LVMH and Design Hotels.