The fair saw common trends emerging from the exhibitors – like Smart Shopping, Connected Retail, Seamless Shopping or Customer Centricity. Today’s customers in retail stores continue to love immersing themselves in worlds of experience and to be addressed emotionally. However the convenience of online cannot be ignored, and digitalisation had a huge presence across nearly all segments of retail.
The other notable theme amongst exhibitions was Sustainability. Through the use of sustainable store fittings, retailers can not only do their part for the environment, but they provide an opportunity for storytelling through the materials used.
The fair was full of amazing stand designs and new product innovations that we’re so excited to bring back to the NZ retail community.