Innovators Point The Way To The Store Of The Future
The so-called "retail apocalypse" may have been debunked, but there's still no question that the industry is in the midst of profound change. Retailers aren't just looking for ways to tweak the shopping experience; many seek to reimagine every aspect of how they will interact with consumers.
Pano Anthos, Founder and Managing Director, XRC Labs, brings a perspective that is both future-oriented and grounded in today's retailing requirements. He has identified five key themes that are reshaping store-based retail:
- Bringing The Store To The Customer;
- The Store As Experience;
- The Store As Platform;
- Stores as Part Of The Circular Economy; and
- The Store As Manufacturing Plant
Anthos delved into the themes in detail, and provided examples of how they are being brought to life by several of the companies that were part of the recent "graduating class" for XRC Labs, an innovation accelerator that runs two 14-week programs each year bringing together entrepreneurs, brands, retailers and investors.
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