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Store of the future 2030

This report provides our vision for how food and consumer goods stores will evolve over the next decade. 

Store of the Future 2030: a channel perspective

This report showcases how stores from different channels will evolve over the next decade, where retailers will focus their attention and what to expect.

The food-to-go store of the future (updated)

Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at 10 formats and the key themes linking them together.

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US-based Albertsons is partnering with Veeve Smart Carts to launch smart carts in around a dozen stores across the country. The retailer is aiming to develop a fast, contactless experience for its shoppers.

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) launched an impressive new concept store in a former Debenhams department store site. The M&S ‘store of the future’ was opened on the Roaring Meg retail park in Stevenage on Thursday 28 April 2022. The 75,000 sq. ft M&S store overs two floors, with the food hall, women’s clothing and a beauty department on the ground floor and homeware, baby and kids wear, an opticians, a...
Building on the launch of a new concept last year, USA-based, The Fresh Market, has opened a new store to showcase its premium retail credentials. Sensory experiences As with the new concept which launched in Greensboro last year, the store experience is based around two sensory elements. It has partnered with Roasting Plant Coffee to offer an exclusive "Just Roasted, Just Brewed, Just...
We have visited the first permanent cashierless store in Spain, which was opened by locally based start-up Geniot, in Madrid in March. The pilot store relies on the APRE (Automatic Pilot Retail) system, which has been developed by Geniot, and enables the store to be open 24/7 with a minimal number of staff. The launch comes after the opening of a pop-up cashierless store from start-up Ghop and fo...
Top stores to visit in 2022

Our new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ showcases 60 global stores that are pushing the boundaries and driving our industry forward. Stores have been selected that align with the five themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

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Four forces of change

To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

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