Technology is driving the future of phygical retail – where physical and digital are reshaping retail innovation in store. But the sheer scale of capital expenditure investment needed means that retailers have to be tech-smart with the choices they prioritise.
Bertrand Swiderski, Carrefour’s Sustainability Director, talks to Retail Watch about what it will take to achieve the global supermarket group’s goal of being the world leader in food transition.
Welcome to the latest issue of Retail Watch. There’s never been a more fascinating time to be taking up the baton as editor.
Taking a leadership role and adopting credible business cases in championing sustainability have made positive inroads in retail and retail real estate, but meaningful transformation over the longer term will take much more joined-up action.
As the rise of the global commerce platform model starts to intensify, European retailers have to work out if they should partner, collaborate or compete with the dominant platform players from the US and China.
Retail is evolving. It always has. That’s what makes it an exciting industry. The best stores are no longer receptacles for products, they are theatres of delight, writes Nicky Godding.
Retail destination owner and developer Hammerson has launched a new visual search app tool, 'Style Seeker', with AI-based technology solutions provider, Cortexica.
Jonathan Doughty has moved to ECE Projektmanagement as the company's new Global Head of Foodservice. In his new role, he will 'bring to life' new food and drink spaces.
The launch of Apple’s ARKit, and the announcement of Google’s ARCore, has put retailers under more pressure than ever to implement some kind of tool that would allow consumers to preview products in their own homes before buying them.