We have been observing the radical twists and turns of the retail industry since LS:N Global began. Starting in 2010, four retail-focused macrotrends have charted the innovation, progression and transformation of this sector:
Our Beyond Retail macrotrend reports on the rise of multi-channel and experiential retail as consumers become bored of stale shopping environments.
The Tomorrow Store macrotrend continues the research into the future of retail. It investigates the challenges faced by retailers to lure consumers back in-store in the wake of the e-commerce revolution. The report examines those in the industry who are getting it right by being social, we-orientated, theatrical, informed and inline.
This is followed by The Dawn of the Mega-systems macrotrend, which explores the influence that mega-brands such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Weibo and Google are having not only on our shopping habits, but on our lives.
Our most recent piece of research into the future of retail is The Convergence Economy, which explores the increasingly blurred lines between retail spaces, hospitality, products and entertainment.
Click through the sections on this page to see how our retail macrotrends have been manifest since 2010.