The best of Insider Trends February 2019

Retail Trends 2019 - Future Of Retail

Once again, February was a busy month for global retail innovation. Through retail safaris, interviews with innovators and keynotes across the world, we were lucky enough to get a first-hand look at the best of what’s new in retail. So here’s a collection of our top insights for February…


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Retail around the world

Last month our seated safaris took us to Tokyo where we explored all the exciting trends taking shape in this incredible city. If you would like to explore Tokyo or any other cities with us then do get in touch about booking your own retail safari.


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Top insights

Tommy Hilfiger has become a runaway retail success story thanks to a willingness to adapt and innovate. Here we take a look at the most innovative and interesting ideas the brand has come up with to date.

Interested in what’s next for the car industry? It’s an industry in the midst of rapid change – so its approach to retailing must change too. Find out what the car industry is doing to get closer to customers in our 13 initiatives that show the future of automotive retail.

Finally, our new series of the most wow tech initiatives is back again this month with the things we think are going to make the biggest difference to the retailing of tomorrow. Don’t miss out!


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Expert interviews

In February we were privileged to meet a number of fascinating innovators, all of whom are true experts in their field.

We sat down with Alfred Bartlett, Partner and Head of Retail & Leisure Group at Rapleys to find out where the physical store fits in the future of retail. Rapleys are experts on how the places we live, work and shop might look in the future, so who better to learn from?

We also spoke with PLP Architecture to find out how they work with a trend-driven environment when designing something that may last decades. Tina Qiu, Senior Associate Partner, shares her insights with us.

Finally, we caught up with Studio Four IV, an interior design and graphic agency that considers all elements from branding to furniture when designing the look of a store. We chatted to their co-founder Chris Dewar-Dixon about their blended discipline approach and the importance of getting the fit right.


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Retail Openings

There’s a lot to get excited about this month with new store openings in Paris and New York, plus a look at the newest concept stores around the globe. Tuck in and gaze into the future!

For more of our expert knowledge and to find out about the latest trends in retail, take part in one of our London retail safarisor register for one of our New York retail trend tours.