This quarter (Q4, 2014) is expected to see the biggest global spend in E-Commerce ever. Combined with the growth of home delivery services, and the emergence of smart home appliances, such as smart fridges, it’s easy to imagine that your weekly grocery shopping will soon happen without you even thinking about it.
This left us wondering: what does this mean for real life, bricks-and-mortar stores? With a declining need for aisle upon aisle of packaged goods, where is their opportunity for not only survival, but for growth?
At rehabstudio, we believe that the future of retail lies in providing customers with a personalized in-store experience. With food and grocery shopping, we see an opportunity to offer a traditional market atmosphere, filled with fresh food and ingredients, but with a seamless experience for shoppers that is powered by technology.
This is the Whole Foods of the future.
*Artists impression, not endorsed or associated by Whole Foods