|Breuninger, Stuttgart. Image: http://www.schnickschnacksystems.com|
Technology will play a big role, not surprisingly, while 'bricks-and-mortar' stores will become more 'entertainment' based rather than simply a means to a purchase. We'll post some pics and descriptions.
1) Sales associates on the sales floor with hand-held devices. Auto-charging customer's accounts via smart phone technology will become common, and is already used at retailers like Nordstrom (see image below).
|Image: Apple Store (Dubai)|
Information Source: King Retail Solutions