Foresight on Demand
Future sheets: key factors of change in the
European retail ecosystem
Authors: Daniel Cassolà, Riccardo Enei, Mario Gualdi (ISINNOVA)
This “Horizon Scanning” report addresses trends that are relevant for the retail ecosystem in 2040. It summarises the work done in the initial steps of classification of the factors of change in the European retail ecosystem, and further development and refinement of the factors of change through the implementation of the Dynamic Argumentative Delphi survey. The 50 Future Sheets are described and classified in accordance with the ecosystem actors as well as with the STEEP framework (Socio-cultural, Technological, Economic, Environmental and Political domains), supporting the identification of key domains that in turn can orient the work of policymakers engaged in the development of suitable retail strategies.
This is work in progress, an intermediary result of the project, meant to further stimulate reflection and discussion among stakeholders.