Global Trends & Forecasts, 2013
If 2012 proved anything, it’s that even the world’s largest retailers are not immune to the seismic changes affecting the retail landscape. Companies, which for decades had grown across the globe thanks to a strategy centres around bigger and bigger stores selling more and more products, realised that a number of powerful trends were combining to create an environment which favoured flexibility, innovation and interactivity with ever-more demanding shoppers. For retailers, such as Carrefour and Best Buy, 2012 was a year of trying to realign their businesses to the new landscape.
This year, Planet Retail’s Global Trends & Forecasts, 2013 report has picked out 10 trends set to impact global retail over the next decade. Subtitled Retail Horizons – Looking Forward to 2020, the report picks out the key implications for each trend that all retailers and manufacturers will need to be aware of. Authored by Planet Retail’s global team of Analysts, the report includes best practice examples from around the world.
- Evaluate the outlook for 2013 and beyond;
- Discover the 10 key trends which are driving growth including: Flexibility, Internationalisation of Emerging Market Retailers, Market Polarisation, Nostalgia and Digital Engagement; and
- Identify the implications for your business in the years ahead.
Matthew Stych Research Director
Matthew Stych is the Research Director for non-food based in London. Matthew is responsible for driving new areas of research in the non-food sector and specialises in the health & beauty category. He has spoken at a number of supplier, retailer and trade events, including the National Retail Federation’s BIG Show and Reuters’ Consumer and Retail Summit, and features in both print and broadcast media. Matthew has spent nine years researching and analysing retail trends in both developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining Planet Retail, he worked at Euromonitor International for seven years.
Robert Gregory Global Research Director
Robert Gregory is the Global Research Director and jointly leads the Research Team with Natalie Berg in London as well as Planet Retail’s entertainment, electricals and office coverage. Robert has over a decade’s experience in analysing research trends, especially in Asia where he spent considerable time. He is a regular contributor to a number of publications around the world and speaks at global industry events.