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The Future of Retail (in the UK) with James Lennon

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There is no doubt that the Retail Industry has been and still is going through a period of intense change at both a global and a UK level.

Most observers are now of an opinion that as this revolution is evolving, the pace of change is getting even faster, the customers more demanding and the competition more intense and so any retail business which wants to thrive in the coming years needs to be much more forward-thinking.

In short, the key to succeeding in the future is to anticipate it, prepare for it & embrace it!

That said, we all know that predicting the future is not a science and no-one really has a crystal ball to give a guaranteed way forward but as the next best thing and to help give you a better understanding of what might be coming down the tracks, we have invited one of the UK’s most experienced retail consultants and asked him: "What is the future of retail and what are the key themes to prepare for?"

In this session, he hopes to provide some answers which should be thought-provoking and diverse, covering a range of topics that will be relevant to retailers of all types and sizes, so no matter where you currently sit, you should expect to get some ideas and some actions from the insights in this presentation.

Content Overview

- Where are we now in terms of our retail delivery?
- Retail Metrics (Facts v Myths)
- The 10 key themes exposed and explored with case studies and live examples
- The local connection – what does this look like in/for Barnsley
- What next/actions
- Wrap up and discussion

Learning Outcomes

- Awareness of the key trends/themes driving the retail revolution
- An understanding of both the pace of change and the magnitude of its impact
- Improved knowledge of how some of the other retailers are handling the changes
- Practical ideas of what you might do with particular relevance to our local opportunities in Barnsley

James Lennon has more then 30 years’ experience of retail industry experience and has held senior positions at Wm Morrison, ASDA and WALMART. He sat on the Retail Industry Executive Board for three years and was co-chair of the working groups delivering significant productivity improvements through collaborative working for the UK, European and American markets.

"There is no doubt that the Retail Industry has been and still is going through a period of intense change at both a global and a UK level.

Most observers are now of an opinion that as this revolution is evolving, the pace of change is getting even faster, the customers more demanding and the competition more intense and so any retail business which wants to thrive in the coming years needs to be much more forward thinking.

In short, the key to succeeding in the future is to anticipate it, prepare for it and embrace it!"

James Lennon – January 2017

***Places for this event are limited so, If you are serious about retail, book your place now.***

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