Retail in 2020

What will determine business in 2020? We focus on that question and have a closer look at several trends and developments. Therefore we talked to Niko Stammel, Managing Director of Textilhaus Stammel (Clothing Apparel Store Stammel) and Professor Frank Ohle, CEO of the STI Group about their expectations and predictions for the future.

Which trends and events determine the future?

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Revived after the slump, business once again looks optimistically into the future. Yet if you want to invest today, you don’t just want to know what will be in demand tomorrow. New shopfitting – be it store construction or new technology – is often a capital investment for the next ten, fifteen years. So what will commerce look like in the year 2020? We take a closer look at several important developments.

Prospects for owner-operated specialty stores

Interview with Niko Stammel, Managing Director of Textilhaus Stammel (Clothing Apparel Store Stammel) in Buchloe

Since 1904, the Stammel family operates a clothing apparel store in Buchloe in Ostallgäu, 70 kilometers west of Munich. Owner Niko Stammel is not afraid of the big city. Quite the contrary: He invests heavily, renovating the headquarters building last year and expanded the sales floor to 2,000 square meters.

Manufacturers assist self-checkouts with analyses and strategies

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Interview with Professor Frank Ohle, STI Group

Consumers order more and more through the Internet, where there are more choices than in any store. What can retail do in terms of product placement and presentation? We asked Professor Frank Ohle, CEO of the STI Group.