Future of Retail, Glen Hiemstra - Futurist Speaker

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Published on March 20, 2009

Author: futuristspeaker

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Glen Hiemstra, Founder of Futurist.com, and leading futurist speaker, delivered this speech on the future of retail in Dallas, Texas on March 6, 2008. The audience was the annual meeting of Ace Hardware franchise owners and Ace executives. After the speech, on audience member commented that he had attended 40 straight annual meetings, and that this was the best speech they had ever had.


What Is Your Image Of The Future? ©

Two Brands ©

Key Lesson: The future creates the present…. ©

Future Not a Mystery Dynamics  Demographic  Technology Advances  Environmental & Energy Issues to Foreground  Economic Uncertainty & Global Integration  Consumer & Brand Trends ©

A Survey from TrendWatching® Trendwatching.com ©

Generations 2020 Post Generation X Millennial … …now 40-55 now 1-19 ©

Age Wave In Action MALE FEMALE 1030 Days until the first Boomer turns 65 ©

Aging the Home 1st Floor Master   Easy tools     Dual Suites   Simple time savers   Wide hall ways   Do it for me services   Ramps, slopes size  Decreasing   Contrasting Steps & cost by one-   Rocker switches half   Lower, even adjustable counters ©

Communicating  Gaming   Sharing  Learning   Buying & Selling  Searching   Exchanging  Analyzing   Creating  Growing up   Meeting  Evolving   Dating   Collecting   Coordinating   Evaluating   Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants Marc Prensky originated “digital native” term and this list ©

Customer Driven, Customized, Accountable, Visual, Crazy-New Net ©

Nanotechnology Konarka Technologies Technology Review July/August 2004 ©

Environmental tipping points visible ©

What to do? ©

Conservation Opportunity An increase in conservation from 1% to 2% a year, compounded over 100 years, combined with population leveling, means that in 2100 nine billion could live at European standard yet expend half the energy used today. ©

Greening the Home 22% of electricity Advanced gas hot     water heater – used for lighting 20-30% savings in U.S.   Solar & On-demand   Switch to   Roof-top Solar alternatives   Passive energy saves 80 coal plants or 30 nuclear plants   Integrated Controls – 50-80% savings ©

Economic Rough Water Rapid Debt Innovation Drag Technology Convergence Spending China Wave India Wanes ©

Silver Lining It is such an amazing time to be alive. Everywhere you turn, you can find some opportunity, in ways and amounts that go far beyond what was true 30 years ago. The next 20 years will see a logarithmic increase in businesses to create, in new discoveries, and in things that can be done that could never be done before. Mark Anderson, SNS ©

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REALLY REAL It’s only just begun Trendwatching.com ©

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BRANDED BRANDS Philips + NIVEA / Bosch + Kraft + Starbucks Trendwatching.com ©

BRAND BUTLERS Real world product placement Trendwatching.com ©

BEST OF THE BEST One generation’s indulgence is the next’s necessity Trendwatching.com ©

UPGRADE ANYTHING Samsung’s take on washing machines and printers Trendwatching.com ©

UNFIXED - DIFM Trendwatching.com ©

MIY | MAKE IT YOURSELF Desktop Factory Trendwatching.com ©

MINIPRENEURS Trendwatching.com ©

RETAIL RENAISSANCE VivoCity, Singapore Trendwatching.com ©

ECOMMERCE | TRY Let avatars do the work Trendwatching.com ©

What will be your future story? ©

The future is something we do. The future is not something that just Glen Hiemstra happens to us. Futurist.com ©

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