Next Retail Webinar

Next Retail: What Will Truly Remain After Covid-19


“Shop ‘til you drop”, “buy ‘til you die”, “spend ‘til the end” – these retail slogans which framed the last three decades of consumerism seemed already outdated before the global pandemic disrupted our lives. The worldwide lockdown was like living a dream, at least for those who could afford it: no commuting, spending more time with the family, cooking together, gardening to reconnect, time for self-care. Hence, people spent more on food and gardening supplies but less on categories like fashion and beauty.

The structural shifts in retail and the technological progress forecasted for the years to come just happened overnight. What will remain? What will change?

Join retail expert Wendy Liebmann, CEO and Chief Shopper of WSL Strategic Retail in New York City, for an in-depth discussion. Wendy will talk about her latest insights with David Bosshart, CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, and with the audience. Wendy and David will provide a comprehensive retail analysis for the USA and Europe.

They will answer questions, such as:

  • What have consumers and retailers learned from the pandemic effects?
  • Will spending ever recover to the pre-Covid-19 level ?
  • What sectors and retail channels will lead?
  • Will the rush to e-commerce stick?
  • Will consumers shop more sustainably?
  • Or will they indulge in a new shopping rush?
  • How can consumer behaviour be anticipated?
Wendy Liebmann

Wendy Liebmann

New York City, US,

Founder and CEO of WSL Strategic Retail, a firm well known for studying and predicting consumer shopping behaviour. WSL combines astute observations of retail with consumer research to predict where shoppers will be shopping in the next few years.

David Bosshart

David Bosshart

Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Author, Speaker, Executive Advisor. Dr. David Bosshart was CEO of the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for consumption, economic and social studies from 1999 to 2020. Since 2020 he has been President of the Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler Foundation.


4 p.m. (CEST) / 10 a.m. (EDT)
Marta Kwiatkowski, Senior Researcher, GDI
4.05 p.m. / 10.05 a.m. (EDT)
David Bosshart, CEO, GDI
4.10 p.m. / 10.10 a.m. (EDT)
Wendy Liebmann, CEO, WSL

4.25 p.m. / 10.25 a.m. (EDT)
Wendy Liebmann and David Bosshart

4.40 p.m. / 10.40 a.m. (EDT)
Questions from the audience
5 p.m. / 11 a.m. (EDT)


15 July 2020

4 p.m. (CEST) / 10 a.m. (EDT)

46 CHF


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