Future Themes in International Retail Research: Future consumption

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The future of consumption is closely related to the future of forms of retail. The current modes and levels of consumption – in which retail is responsible for selling a lot of the products and services to consumers – are not sustainable. Neither is it responsible. Consumption creates problems for society and for the natural environment - especially in countries where retail products are sourced. So how will consumption develop? What will be important to the consumers of the future? Will sustainability be a more important determinant of consumer choice? What about responsible consumption in a broader sense? The sharing economy and other sustainable consumption trends? The questions are numerous but so are the answers.

This workshop will feature input from some of the Centre’s international guest researchers. Researchers with a broad interest in retail and consumption are invited to attend. We look forward to lively discussions so please invite a colleague and share this event in your networks.

The seminar will be held in English.
Period2020 Oct 7
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational