Free talk + discussion

Based on the latest research in consumer shopping behavior, Lionel Binnie’s insightful new book The Future of Omni-Channel Retail: Predictions in the Age of Amazon — used in the curriculum by a major university — takes a close look at the past, present and likely futures of consumer shopping.

In the age of ordering anything online, what is likely to happen to physical retail stores, our downtowns and shopping centers? What types of retail will still be in bricks-and-mortar stores? Why? The answers might surprise you (hint: we still want to go shopping).

The topic is based on a lot of current research, about the surprising ways on and offline retail are working together and what brands, retailers and shopping centers can do to leverage their strengths… in the Age of Amazon.

For those interested in community development, real estate, Main Street retail, sustainability, localism or who are just curious about how our society is likely to develop.

Lionel Binnie

Lionel hails from the UK but has spent the last few decades in the US, first in California and later in New York, where he’s now based (Briarcliff Manor). After working with several medium-sized retail and fashion businesses, he founded MSource Ideas, a business development consultancy in 2008.

Quite often, he returns to England to see family — and to check whether the weather has improved. It hasn’t. However, the food is getting a lot better.

This is Lionel’s first book although he’s published articles and given talks about different aspects of retail and marketing including at these organizations: The Fordham University Foundry Business Incubator, The International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Lionel wrote The Future of Omni-Channel Retail: Predictions in the Age of Amazon because as someone who has worked as a practitioner and consultant with consumer products, retailers, restaurants and shopping center operators, he saw a distinct lack of resources that tackled the questions he raises in this book. So he decided to write what was missing. Now that we’re two decades into the era of e-commerce he felt we’re at a good vantage point to look for, and find, clarity around these issues.

Wed, Nov 14, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

291 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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