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A big change is coming in retail

Is the rise of online marketplaces like Amazon, Alibaba or eBay the death of traditional retail? How will companies adapt and overcome the challenges? Look inside the future of retail with trends, opportunities, and threats facing the industry with our Future of Retail free radar.

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By logging into the "Future of Retail" radar, you are joining an open community of future-minded professionals, who are interested in future foresight and strategic planning. Participate in discussions, study the trends, and give your opinions on the burning questions related to topics like sharing economies, using augmented reality to enhance the shopping experience or blockchain revolution. 

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Click the trend buttons to see its description, the background, and possible impacts. For each respective trend, You also get access to a news stream, which provides recent headlines related to the topic.

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360 DEGREE VIEW OF THE FUTUREs OF Retail

Overview of the radar

The "Future of Retail" foresight radar is divided into 5 big sectors, including: 

  • Business & Value Chains
  • Global Economy
  • Digitalisation, Smart Devices, IT & IoT
  • Leisure & Social Interaction
  • Values & Social Responsibility
  • Service Industry 

Dive Into each phenomena

51 phenomena (trends) distributed into respective themes give you a holistic view of the radar. Click the phenomena button to investigate further on how each phenomena will have an impact on work in the future. The phenomena associates with distinguished color code to represent the probability of the subject:

  • Green dots: represent phenomena with high probability to grow.
  • Gray dots: represent phenomena with weak signals of change.
  • Blue dots: represent phenomena with high probability to weaken.
  • Red dots: represent the wild card - high impact, low probability changes

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