The FreshMinds team was up bright and early yesterday morning for the pre-press launch of our latest research. The research, powered by Respondi, seeks to provide retailers with a look at the high street of 2025.
The pre-press launch was held in our own pop-up shop at Drink, Shop & Do and we were joined by insight and marketing professionals from a number of leading retailers, who were treated to a sneak peak of the research ahead of a full press launch on 2nd July.
FreshMinds was joined by an illustrious panel of industry experts to discuss the implications of the research:
- Ross Bailey, CEO and Founder of Appear Here
Appear Here is the leading online marketplace for short-term retail space and has been hailed one of ‘the most disruptive companies of 2014’, by The Financial Times and chosen as one of Wired’s ‘100 Hottest Start Ups’. Ross has also been recently listed as one of the Evening Standard’s most influential Londoners and Business Insider’s 50 coolest people in tech.
- Marie Lewis, Head of Customer Insight at notonthehighstreet.com
Marie is an industry recognised customer champion, who over her career to date has consulted and run research programmes in-house for some of the UK’s largest brands including Boots, Skype, Channel 4 Television and eBay. Her work has won industry awards and focuses on driving action and better business decisions through customer insights.
- Ranald Phillips, a Director at Ashcroft
Ashcroft specialises in retail and mixed-use development, investment and asset management across the UK. Ranald’s experience in the retail property sector is extensive. He started his career at Jones Lang Laselle and subsequently established a niche practice, Phillips Wilks, which he ran for 20 years, specialising in shopping centres with particular emphasis on investment and development consultancy.
The full press launch next Thursday (2nd July) will mark the culmination of an extensive piece of research involving expert interviews, creative workshops with millennials and a quantitative survey with over 2000 consumers, powered by Respondi.