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Retail Technology Show 2024: What Do We Expect to See?

  • 18th March 2024

Written by Jordon Graham, Digital Marketing Manager

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The Retail Technology Show 2024 promises to be a hub of innovation, with industry experts gathering to explore the latest trends shaping the future of retail. Here are five emerging trends that we expect to see across the show:


1. AI-Powered Personalisation

AI is the driving force behind a retail revolution, empowering retailers to harness the power of AI-driven algorithms to analyse customer data and deliver hyper-personalised shopping experiences. From chatbots and virtual assistants, to predictive analytics and dynamic pricing; AI solutions will enable retailers to make data-driven decisions and provide individually personalised offerings.


2. Sustainable Retailing

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a fundamental shift in retailing, driven by conscious consumers. To meet this growing demand, retailers are increasingly adopting sustainable practices including supply chain transparency, sustainable sourcing and production, and the utilisation of eco-friendly packaging solutions. Embracing sustainable processes supports retailers in committing to both social and environmental responsibilities, whilst appealing to socially-conscious consumers.


3. Frictionless Checkout Experiences

Redefining the checkout process to be faster, easier, and more convenient has become a top priority for retailers. By leveraging technologies such as mobile payment solutions, cashierless stores, and self-service kiosks, retailers are eliminating friction at the point of sale to ensure a streamlined and hassle-free shopping experience.


4. Touch-Free Shopping

The pandemic triggered a significant surge in the adoption of contactless technologies within the retail industry. From seamless contactless payments to immersive virtual try-on experiences and voice-powered shopping, retailers can create shopping environments that are smarter and more convenient for customers.


5. Empowering the Workforce

There is a growing shift towards human-centric approaches to technology adoption. At the forefront of this are tech solutions that empower employees to focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences. Automation of repetitive manual tasks, AI-powered customer service tools, and remote collaboration and communication devices can help to streamline processes and increase productivity.  


As retailers embrace these emerging trends, they have the opportunity to redefine the customer experience, optimise retail operations, and pave the way for a more sustainable future. Discover how we can help you to embrace these new technologies by booking a meeting with us here.

Stay tuned for our post-event insights and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn for updates from the show floor. We can’t wait to see you at the Retail Technology Show 2024!

  • 18th March 2024

Written by Jordon Graham, Digital Marketing Manager

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