RETAIL INSIGHT - The Community Store
In this month’s Retail Insight, Adam Kaat, author of ‘Life on the Grocery Line: A Frontline Experience in a Global Pandemic’ gives us a first-hand account of what life was really like on the front lines of retail during Covid-19, highlighting how the humble retail space became much more than that and became the centre of communities.
TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT - Transform Existing Formats
In this month’s Technology Insight, Andrew Gorecki, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Retail Directions takes some time out to explain how retailers of today are being blindsided by the hidden costs of e-commerce and how it’s time to take a second look at the numbers.
RETAIL INSIGHT - Transform Existing Formats
Rather than commissioning new store concepts, an increasing number of retailers are looking at how they can adapt existing formats. Ian Johnston, Founder of Quinine Design discusses why transforming an existing retail format might be a better idea than starting from scratch.
LEISURE INSIGHT - 2022: The Year of Recovery
Covid-19 has presented challenges for businesses across a variety of sectors. However, it is impossible to deny that the hospitality industry has faced the worst of these challenges. Sam Martin, COO of Peckwater Brands argues that this is the year that the hospitality industry begins to recover.
RETAIL INSIGHT - Is The Future Of Retail In Assetless Brands?
Tobias Nanda, President of Brands at Gordon Brothers takes some out to explain how well-known brands can secure stability through the assetless brand business model.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT - 2021: A Year in Review
Richard Hurd-Wood, CEO of Virgin Experience Days takes some time out of his schedule to discuss 2021 and how the past 12 months have been for the experience sector and what the next 12 months might look like.
LEISURE INSIGHT - Leisure Creates A Retail Destination
As retail recovery continues after the pandemic, destinations across the globe have begun exploring new ways of enticing shoppers back into stores. What will it take to encourage people to get off their smartphones and return to bricks-and-mortar retail shops? Sue Shepherd, General Manager of London Designer Outlet (LDO), the UK capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet centre, explains how leisure and F&B is essential to creating a thriving retail destination.
RETAIL INSIGHT - Automation or Bust?
The speed of change in the retail sector is rapid. Driven by constantly shifting consumer trends and new technology, industry developments are progressing at an exhilarating pace. However, this rate of change means forecasting future obstacles and identifying opportunities has never been more challenging or urgent.
LEISURE INSIGHT - UK Leisure Industry Welcomes Innovation
Leisure activities in the UK are a key part of the economy and yet have mostly been overlooked in terms of innovation and investment. Here, Michael Harrison, Chief Growth Office and Co-Founder of Gravity, discusses how the sector has been reinvigorated and how immersive experiences are the way forward.
RETAIL INSIGHT - Crossing the line: are you ready to take on cross-border retail?
The rapid shift to e-commerce has presented an exciting opportunity for brands to access new customer bases and geographies across the globe.
The European Grocery Real Estate Market
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, investor interest has surged as the grocery sector has proven to be a systemically relevant asset class and a crisis resilient investment, serving the fundamental basic needs of consumers.
Will the Pandemic Assist the Fashion Industry in Its Journey to Sustainability?
The fashion industry has taken a substantial hit during the pandemic. The closure of non-essential stores and limitations on social interaction has created an impassive relationship between consumers, the retail sector, and the fashion industry.
Revitalising Retail: The New Rules for Success
Permanently shuttered storefronts, depleted high street footfall and an increase in WFH, remind us on a daily basis that the world has shifted to new ways of working - and shopping. With many businesses less concerned about when they'll open again and more concerned with how, there’s never been a more poignant time to change the way that retail space is utilised.
2020 has become a year rocked by COVID-19. Its impact has been widespread and indiscriminate on health, society and upon organisations. With so much change, organisations will be defined on their response to COVID-19 and how they have evolved to operate within these unprecedented times and safeguard themselves forthe future.
The Future of Experiences
What will the future of experiences look and feel like in a few years from now? What are design principles and strategic anchors that those creating experiences must embrace? What are new skills that brands and organisations need to have if they want to use experiential marketing to reach and impact their customers or employees?
The Evolution of The Great British High Street
Commissioned by DownYourHighStreet.com, this report includes a look at how Covid-19 has impacted British high streets and independent retailers and how the global pandemic has been a catalyst for change for many.
Delivering on the promise of next-generation and real-time personalisation
The latest whitepaper by Internet Retailing, in association with Kameleoon, highlights how personalisation is now more integral to the shopping experience than ever and this paper examines the current state of play – the obstacles faced and the potential for next-generation, real-time personalisation.