Retail Futures 2016

Our annual retail report is a global survey of the most exciting developments in the sector, from revolutionary digital technology to bold in-store innovations.

Insight Overview

The Future Laboratory’s analysis of how and why the latest retail trends are unfolding around the world and what they mean to your brand.


As macro-economic turbulence continues to batter global markets, retail is finding clear opportunities for growth through fresh strategies, from Home Shopping 2.0 and Sub-Saharan Stars to X Factor and Channel-crossing.

Special Feature: Destination Retail

Our special report reveals how innovative bricks-and-mortar retail brands are launching a new offensive against their online rivals by building a strong sense of destination and location-specific experiences into their greatest asset – physical space.

Retail Trends Rising

Using Big Data to pop the filter bubble and launch a new age of consumer-driven design, Smart Searches and Data Designers sit alongside Recycling Rebranded, Text Commerce and Mood Retail as the big emerging trends that will help retail brands to prosper in the year ahead.

Retail Toolkits

Future retail strategies including Total Retail Time, the S&D Factor and Long-term Platforms are outlined by Tom Savigar, senior partner at The Future Laboratory, in a step-by-step guide to position your brand for success in the Turbulent Teens.


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