Retail Speaker Douglas Stephens On The Stores Of The Future [VIDEO]
As one of the few retail prophets around, Stephens has twenty years of experience forecasting which retail trends will reshape the future of the industry. While he does not believe that the physical store will become obsolete anytime soon—as people shop for the social aspect as much as the physical aspect of purchasing something—there will still be big changes coming to the retail industry. Since it is now so easy to purchase what we need—or even what we don't—shop owners will have to be able to offer consumers something different and make it worth the effort for them to physically visit their store.
The founder of Retail Prophet, and the author of the forthcoming book The Retail Revival, Stephens is a leading voice on the future of retail and the shopping experience as we know it. His outside-the-box predictions and invigorating keynotes not only help us prepare for the future, but also help us better understand how the retail world works today.