Most online shops today are based on the same 25-year-old tile design. Neha Singh, founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Obsess, wants to change this with her 360-degree online shops. She explained why investors thought this was worth USD 3.4 million in a video and at the GDI International Retail Summit.
Whether in the form of neighbourhood shopping or delivery to the doorstep, proximity to consumers is becoming increasingly important, as the pandemic has shown. Mario Irminger, CEO of the discounter Denner, outlined the conclusions he has drawn from this in a video interview and at the GDI Retail Summit.
Geht es um Ernährung, bewegen sich die KonsumentInnen in einem Spannungsfeld: Sie sprechen zwar von Wohlbefinden, Tierwohl, Frische, Natürlichkeit, Regionalität. Doch hinter den Kulissen geht es immer mehr auch um Plattformen, Algorithmen, Big Data, Biochemie, Gentech und Ertragsoptimierung. GDI-Forscherin Christine Schäfer erläuterte in einem Vortrag das Dilemma.
With her start-up Reflaunt, Stéphanie Crespin connects luxury brands to the second-hand market using blockchain technology. She recently raised 2.7 million US dollars in funding for her venture. Crespin's ambitious goal is to solve the fashion industry's sustainability problem.
Thirty minutes – that's how long we use a plastic bag for on average before we throw it away. It often ends up in the sea, together with 5 to 13 million tonnes of other plastic waste per year. Javier Goyeneche turns it into clothes. He explained his business model here and at the GDI Retail Summit.
A revolution has swept the world of nutrition, and the pressure on the entire system is increasing. One thing is clear: If we continue to focus only on our individual needs and ignore the big picture, we face the threat of collapse in the medium to long term. The GDI Food Trend Map summarizes current developments.
Sales via the online platform Alibaba already account for one-sixth of China's retail volume. They are doing everything right, says founder Jack Ma’s biographer Duncan Clark. In a video and at the GDI Retail Summit Duncan Clark presented the trends shaping e-commerce in China.