By invitation only: Future of Shopping 2019

An exclusive twelve week program designed to accelerate your business through collaboration with key actors.

Welcome to Future of Shopping – a PwC initiative designed to bring scale-ups, corporates, and industry leaders together in order to shape the future of shopping by exploring solutions related to optichannel development and sustainability. Through collaborative efforts, the aim is to extend to the current ecosystem as well as to find mutual business opportunities and accelerated commercial growth.

"We received great input from other participants. The opportunity to find direct partnerships is of great value in our business, and developing concepts without the client is often an effort in vain."

Anette Nordvall, Covr

"What has been really good is cross-fertilization of companies. PwC has contributed with the packing of information and has acted as an enabler by offering master classes of high standards."

Björn Ragnarsson, Länsförsäkringar

Schedule autumn 2019

Timeline with start and goal ends with arrowpointing to future.

Retail Inspiration day at Norrsken - 19/6
Networking opportunity with industry executives
Exclusive access to discussions with thought leaders, PwC partners and investors
Discuss integral dimensions of the future of shopping and get inspired by selected leaders in the ecosystem

Kick-off - 3/9
Setting the scene for the future of shopping and business partnerships
Participants present their businesses and goals for the programme

Ideation session - 17/9
One-on-one sessions to strengthen the relationships among participants • Ideation session where we explore new partnerships and collaboration opportunities among participants

Workshop / Design sprint - 8/10
Participants work together to identify the customers' key pain/gain points and explore new business models
Facilitated by consultants from PwC Experience Center

Workshop / Design sprint 29/10
Participants work together to identify the customers' key pain/gain points and explore new business models
Facilitated by consultants from PwC Experience Center

Demo day at Slush - 20/11
Demo day with the opportunity to present results and insights from the programme
Network and promote the brand at our event during Slush

Continuous master classes and round table discussions prepared by PwC based on the participants needs

Why Future of Shopping?

Shopping does not look the way it used to. Back in the 1960’s, we saw a big revolution. The economy in large grew, and so did consumerism. It was during this time we started to see the rise of shopping malls, as well as a large array of branded products. Around the year 2000, we saw a new big shift, as online sales started taking off significantly. Since then, we have seen the introduction of social media, changes in customer preferences, rapid technology development and adaptation, and the ability to collect large numbers of individual data, to name a few examples. As technology provides solutions for many current problems, it also poses a number of challenges to new ones.

The retail industry needs to be reinvented, and it has already started. More and more companies are thinking in terms on how to reduce their carbon footprints, as it is an increasing demand from stakeholders: regulators, consumers, and even investors. At the same time, consumers demand new touchpoints, as the world gets more mobile and new tech offer solutions to problems we have never faced before.

That is why our next Future of-initiative will revolve around shopping, with focus on optichannel and sustainability. Our ambition is to gather some of the most innovative, influential, and ambitious organizations and actors in the ecosystem to come together and find new ways to cooperate and innovate to accelerate their commercial growth and simultaneously address some of tomorrow’s challenges for the future of shopping.

Interested in learning more about the program?

Contact our team!

Kontakta oss

Ulrika Andersson

Partner, PwC Sverige

Tel 0725-84 91 17

Anna Lovric

Management Consultant, PwC Sverige

Tel 0729-95 25 08

Henrik Stegersjö

Associate, PwC Sverige

Tel 0736 544 088

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