Future of Retail

Place North West Date: - 11:00
Organiser: Place North West
Location: Manchester City Centre Holiday Inn, 25 Aytoun Street, M1 3DT
Phone: 07811 987023

How retail property is responding to changing consumer behaviour will form the basis of this dedicated breakfast briefing on Thursday 7 September in Manchester.

Current topics in the rapidly evolving retail landscape that are likely to feature in this panel debate include:

Data: the new footfall

Future of department stores, are they still the anchor of choice?

Fickle consumers, flitting between brands on social media

Convenience stores and edge-of-centre markets

Leisure concessions in store

Physical environment – where can brands express themselves?

Staying relevant: the role of shopping in communites

Future of Retail is sponsored by DAC Beachcroft, the Co-op and Lambert Smith Hampton.

Speakers confirmed so far:

  • Stephen Proudley, head of retail, Lambert Smith Hampton, adviser to retailers and landlord developers, has acted for Next, Primark, Ikea among others
  • Jennifer Carmichael, portfolio strategy and insight manager, the Co-op, on the role of retail in creating successful communities
  • Toby Sproll, head of retail and leisure at Bruntwood, set to expand the retail part of its estate significantly in the coming years
  • Tim Vaughan, managing director of national developer and retail specialist Moorgarth Properties, active on projects from £2m to £80m including repositioning Market Place in Bolton
  • Paul Batho, projects director, St Modwen, listed regeneration group with live developments in Kirkby and Crosby town centres and Great Homer Street Liverpool
  • Jane Sharrocks, Manchester BID chair and general manager at Selfridges, Exchange Square

Tickets are priced at £50+VAT and include breakfast and refreshments.

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