Retail Innovation and Optimisation Workshops

Boost your business’s bottom line by at least £100,000 with our simple step-by-step system for getting ahead of your competitors.

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It can feel complicated and daunting to evolve, adapt and optimise your retail business. But resting on your laurels is no longer an option.

So, how can you ensure that your retail business maximises profits and stays the course? By giving us a handful of hours of your time.

Whether you’re a group of 4 or 100+, an Insider Trends workshop can supercharge your projects. Our workshops help clients get a 10x return on their investment.

Our approach to retail workshops

All sessions are designed in response to your specific business, its needs and challenges, so you’ll benefit from every second.

Our sessions are as enjoyable as they are useful, for good reason – play and joy lead to gamechanging ideas. We’ve also got some great twists and unusual approaches that can shift your group’s thinking and experiences up a gear.

We’re experienced in both in-person and remote workshops, as per your team’s needs.

Retail workshop themes

Themes can include:

  • Quick wins worth thousands
  • Better customer journeys and experiences
  • Sustainable retail – initiatives and/or execution
  • Fast-growth business and competitor assessment – and how to capitalise on new opportunities
  • Product brands – how to communicate, engage and sell direct
  • Innovative, profitable loyalty programmes
  • Futureproof mindsets and structures
  • Key retail trends and how to capitalise on them
  • In-store, omnichannel and online innovations

Workshops are available as standalone sessions, follow-on sessions after retail safaris, or regular development sessions.


Through a series of enjoyable, impactful processes and modules, our workshops will:

  • Inspire your team
  • Help them explore new perspectives, opportunities, concepts and retail trends
  • Reveal your customers’ pain point, what they really think and what they really want
  • Produce innovative new ideas
  • Develop your team’s shorthand for what’s coming next and how you’ll take advantage of it
  • Refine ideas according to realistic constraints
  • Identify ways to overcome barriers
  • Test and improve ideas
  • Agree next steps, actions, responsibilities and timelines
  • Provide ongoing support and connections if desired


Possible outcomes

Depending on your timeline and budget, our retail workshops can result in:

  • Tested prototypes
  • Clear retail strategies
  • Achievable roadmaps, broken down into small, manageable chunks
  • Live tests that can take place in your stores or popup stores
  • Spaces that your team and/or clients can visit and shop in the metaverse

Our workshops

Make money with our workshops

  • Develop gamechanging, practical new ideas to engage customers, grab headlines and boost profits
  • Boost your company’s longevity
  • Move quickly and gain first mover advantage
  • Develop new ways of thinking and working that can be applied to any other project
  • Identify the most effective quick wins to get ahead
  • Prioritise the most impactful long term projects to get ahead
  • Improve team enthusiasm and empowerment
  • Go home with an action plan that clearly lays out what you need to do next

Save money with our workshops

  • Get it right first time – stop wasting time repeating work
  • Pinpoint the right actions and projects to suit your brand and budget
  • Improve team education, information, communication and clarity
  • Connect with the right people faster
  • Learn from others’ mistakes and agree how to minimise risk
  • Go straight from inspiration to action in two days – no more endless meetings, just book the session, show up and go home with an action plan
  • Get the most from your investment in team time and travel – we’ll ensure you get the most from your experience.


Who we’ve worked with

We’re proud to work with many of the world’s biggest brands and retailers in supporting their retail strategies. We also work with clients in other future-focused sectors such as hospitality, services and B2B.

Our clients include:

Get in touch

To find out more about our workshops:

  • Email contact [at] insider-trends [dot] com
  • Phone +44 (0)20 7183 3785
  • Or fill in the contact form below

We look forward to hearing from you!

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