Across Europe, besides isolated regional lockdowns, easing measures are being introduced. The summer holidays are beginning. A lot of things seem to be "normalising". But there are many unknowns: How will the global recession affect us? Are the supply chains reorganising? Who are the winners and losers of the crisis?
If there were winners during the coronavirus lockdown, they were e-commerce platforms and their ecosystems. Klarna is one of these winners. In a video and at the GDI Retail Summit, Klarna’s CMO David Sandström explains what it would look like if Gucci was a payment provider.
We need to create cities where the most comfortable and simple lifestyle is also the healthiest and most sustainable, says Kristian Villadsen, partner and director at the renowned Danish architectural firm Gehl Architects. At the GDI Retail Summit and here in this interview, Villadsen reveals how the city's retail sector can reinvent itself after Covid-19.
Thomas Sevcik is co-founder of the think tank arthesia and one of the masterminds behind the Autostadt project in Wolfsburg. At the GDI Retail Summit and here in this interview, he talks about the changing shopping behaviour of the middle classes, the role of retail in the city and the dematerialisation of consumption.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought society into the future practically overnight. We’ll never return to life as it was before the pandemic, so businesses and society need to adjust to the ‘Next Normal’ as quickly as possible. What will stay with us? And what will we never see again?
Experiences instead of shopping: city centres are undergoing a fundamental change, with far-reaching consequences for the cityscape and retail. In an interview ahead of this year’s Retail Summit, David Bosshart, CEO of the GDI, addresses the question of what still characterises retail in the city – and how retail characterises the city.
Nicht nur in Zeiten von Hamster-Einkäufen: Online-Shopping boomt. Die Konsequenzen für den stationären Handel sind gravierend – aber auch für die Umwelt. Dagegen will Uwe D’Agnone etwas tun. Warum er dabei auf Gras setzt, erklärt er an der 70. Internationalen Handelstagung.