The Observatory

Jun 2020

Future of the high streets | Accelerated change within retail post Covid-19

Influential Vision Podcast – Hosted by Nathaniel Schooler

Featuring Dr John Ashcroft – creator of The Saturday Economist

Melissa Gonzalez– CEO of the Lioness Group NYC

Eddie McAtominey – Head of Placecrafting at BECG.

A general discussion on the affects, outcomes and opportunities for retail business and the structure of the high street, following an accelerated shift to purchasing online by consumers and home working  during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Will these behaviors change as lockdowns lift or will a paradigm shift take place in terms of traditional high street store use, with new hybrid offers emerging that encompass living, working and retail experience becoming and integral part of local communities.