4 October 2018
StorIQ’s Managing Director, Amy Bastow, attended Future Stores Retail Congress last month. Here are her takeaways from the eye opening event.
It’s obvious that we are living through a period of tumultuous change in retail.
At StorIQ, we believe passionately that stores are the future of retail.
I’ve endured many dinner party conversations where people tell us we’re mad to be focusing on stores when everyone knows they won’t exist in 10 years’ time.
There’s no doubt that channel shift, business rates, excess space and consumer spending patterns are making life very difficult for retailers; particularly those with undifferentiated product offers or management teams struggling to cope with the pace of change.
Even BA’s in-flight business magazine this month has a feature on the “comeback of in-store retail”.
But delivering great shopping experiences means getting the detail right. Freeing up time and money to adapt to a super competitive market means productivity improvements are essential.
Which is where StorIQ can help. Click here to schedule a demo.