Retail Futures 2018 : Storefront Salvation Report

Retail Futures:
Storefront Salvation

Transform your relationship with your customers in-store and deliver Return on Inspiration

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Is the much-feared physical retail Armageddon for real? For all the stores and malls that are closing, others are thriving as they create new value propositions for a radically altered retail landscape.

Our Storefront Salvation Report is packed with insights to fuel your strategy for bricks-and-mortar success, with a focus beyond sales per square foot and return on investment.

The report is your guide to intelligently combining the best of technology and online innovation with the tactile, present quality of in-store browsing. It features key trends, hard data, best-in-class case studies and consumer intelligence. Download it now and arm your team with the tools to forge a new relationship with your customers that transcends the store.

Top and right: Store-front Salvation, Max Guther


What's inside the report

Market analysis, rising trends, case studies and consumer insights are combined to help you mitigate risks and seize opportunities for retail success in the years ahead. The report includes:


An examination of the context that has led to an unprecedented number of store closures in recent years. Lack of purpose and a fear of new technologies have driven a renewed push to consider not only when and where to open stores, but what the stores should do.


Bricks-and-mortar stores still serve a purpose, but in order to adapt, retailers will have to combine the best technologies from e-commerce with the tactile, present quality of in-store browsing. Here, you’ll find the key trends that are revolutionising physical retail.


As retailers embrace future stores that are not weighed down by technology, but supported by it, new spaces will adapt to better meet customers’ needs. We gaze into the far future to imagine how the future store might change.

Lab Notes

The report includes practical strategies to harness the intelligence within your organisation, from redefining the metrics of a store’s success to using data and technology as a means to cater for the different moods of consumers.

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Do you want to intelligently apply technological innovations in your physical retail space?

Are you ready to redress the metrics you use to define a store’s success?

Help prepare your business for the changes ahead by downloading the Storefront Salvation Report now.

This report is free for all members and Retail Futures Forum 2018 attendees, please contact directly to get a copy.

*This is a downloadable PDF report. Please consider the environment before printing.


Retail Futures 2018: Storefront Salvation Report


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Presentations & Workshops

‘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

Are you looking for a quick and compelling way to share this information with your team? Or perhaps you have an event that requires a thought-leading and inspiring keynote?

We provide sharp 20-, 40- and 60-minute presentations, which are delivered by our expert researchers and analysts, and feature all of the key insights from the report, to connect business leaders with the latest trends, innovations and shifts in consumer behaviour in a live, interactive environment. Our Retail Futures presentations will help you to understand why recent shifts in consumer behaviour are forcing many to rethink the category, and what strategies your business needs to apply in order to remain fit for the future. You can book all presentations from the event together, or the Store-front Salvation macrotrend as an individual presentation.

: Store-front Salvation, Max Guther



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