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2016: Look Ahead - Retail

2015 witnessed many significant shifts within the retail landscape, including the editorialisation of retail and the advent of fully shoppable virtual realities, as well as an uptick in ethical attitudes and the dawn of ‘beta’ thinking. Contextualised, culturally astute and super- socialised commerce were more widely embraced, and we saw a revised understanding of gender, identity and consumer tribes.

Tracking the essential intersections between consumer culture, retail, media and emerging technology, in 2016 we’ll be reviewing these topics and capturing their successors to reveal the need-to-know routes to brand success.

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