For over two decades, retailers and industry stakeholders had minimal opportunities to network or co-create relevant content. These were often limited to select annual events, which was insufficient for an industry growing at a rapid pace. While this heightened growth trajectory offered a great opportunity for retail stakeholders and related intermediaries, it also presented them with many challenges. With Retail having gone omni-channel, it was imperative that retail stakeholders would need a platform to have 24×7 networking with the key industry participants wanting to learn about new practices, processes, techniques and technologies that they could adopt to reach higher penetration levels in the emergent retail stratosphere.
As a thought leadership vision, Retail Networks is being modelled to allow smooth interaction amongst industry leaders. As the first of its kind, this B2B retail-focused industry platform will combine the best of physical and digital products across a wide range of functional domains and retail categories. Retail Networks’ key purpose is to ensure that thought leaders in the industry have a focused platform to – Connect, Converse, Collaborate and Co-create.