The Store of the Future

The Store of the Future

The Centre for Retail Research reports “it is not uncommon to see retail stores that are so out-of-date they look like backdrops to old films, but generally retailers have always been passionately interested in finding out what will be the next best thing in shopping.

They visit one another’s stores and copy what they like most. A hundred years ago, visiting a department store was the most thrilling thing ever, such a range of goods, displayed to perfection in what seemed like palaces of commerce.”

In the last 50 years the next best thing of course has changed a great deal. It has included the shift to self-service with the new Supermarket (and later the Hypermarket or Superstore) seen as the essence of the Future-Store. Self-service and self-selection is the norm these days in virtually every store. Eliminating slow checkouts and lengthy queues, a typical bugbear of most shoppers, has involved better layout, EPoS (electronic point-of-sale and laser scanning), automatic card readers, customer self-scanning machines and contactless payments. EPoS has provided customers with an itemised receipt and retailers with accurate information about stock and detailed information about who buys what and what time of day.”  Read more  


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