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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.

How the checkout is changing the store

Discover four factors impacting selling space at the front of store and the opportunities to drive impulse sales. 

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Couche-Tard, Circle K’s parent company, is partnering with tech-company, Mashgin, to roll-out its touchless checkout system to more than 7,000 stores over the next three years.

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As part of its strategic priority to reinforce is position as a low-cost operator, US-based Dollar General has launched several pilot stores that are entirely self-checkout. Fast Track programme This forms part of wider range of initiatives centred on improving efficiencies. Dollar General has not been immune from the cost headwinds which have been experienced across the industry, pressurisin...
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. Skipping traditional checkouts A growing number of retailers are piloting smart carts to offer a checkout-free shopping experience. Veeve Smart Carts enable shoppers to place their items...
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...
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.

Retail Analysis 5–year forecasts

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Use our retailer and market forecasts to 2026 for your long-term strategic planning.

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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