Fabrice Zumbrunnen: "It is our job to understand customer expectations"

Market development is no longer in the hands of retailers, but of customers, says Migros CEO Fabrice Zumbrunnen. He explains how he intends to respond to this change in a video interview.

New GDI study: "A New World of Energy – From Scarcity to Abundance"

Energy shortages will one day no longer be an issue. Since 100 percent of the energy of the future will come from non-fossil sources, an abundance can even be assumed. The GDI study "The New Energy World" analyses the transition to the energy future.

More time thanks to artificial intelligence

The next ten years will be revolutionary. At least in terms of artificial intelligence, says Google engineer Behshad Behzadi in a TED talk. How the "AI-first revolution" will be reflected in trade will be revealed at the GDI Retail Summit on 6 September.

Competitive information via augmented reality

You want to find out more about a product? Today it takes a single glance at your smartphone to know everything about it. Even what is left out in advertising. Companies are forced to re-think their communication strategies, write GDI-researcher Jakub Samochowiec.

On the football field there is only the now

Match-deciding decisions within seconds – no problem for Pierluigi Collina. The successful referee explains in a video what it takes to stay focused. He will reveal more about success on the pitch at the GDI Retail Summit on 7 September.

Welcome to the New Age of Retail!

After 10 years of uncertainty, the new age is beginning to take shape: the ever more informed customer has become a spoilt ‘kidult’, and convenience, simplicity and positive emotions dominate their shopping experience.


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67th International Retail Summit 2017 – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.

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