Brave new world coming for retail

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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begin quoteSuch were the prospects offered recently by a panel of retail experts, gathered at a University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate forum that peered into the near-term future.

Imagine shopping in the future:

— Stores are showrooms, and your purchases are delivered to your home.

— Malls are places where you work out, eat, work and possibly even live.

— An autonomous car takes you to and from other shopping centers, and parking lots are repurposed for a higher and better use.

— Artificial intelligence makes it possible to order a piece of apparel without even trying it on or leaving the couch — but you still go out because you crave human interaction.

Such were the prospects offered recently by a panel of retail experts, gathered at a University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate forum that peered into the near-term future.

Contact:

Liz Harman
eharman@sandiego.ed
619-260-4682