WSL‘s Top Innovations
Take a world tour of the retail innovations that inspire new thinking. Here’s WSL’s Hot List of the best innovations our Retail Safari® global scouts have recently uncovered.
Bath & Body Works – Miami, FL
Credo Beauty – New York, NY
Kroger – Houston, TX
Winn-Dixie – Neptune Beach, FL
Boots Beauty – London, UK
Trader Joe’s – Miami, FL
Treat – JFK Airport, NYC
Walmart – Springdale, AR
Build-a-Bear – JFK Airport, NYC
Aesop – Miami, FL
Retail Safari® What it is, How it works.
What is a Retail Safari®? We bring you retail innovation and inspiration from around the world, every day.
Retail Safari® is WSL’s proprietary process (yes, it‘s trademarked) that immerses your organization in places you may not think to look for innovation. You will find inspiration from around the world for strategies and programs that will set you apart and help you grow.
It’s a one-stop resource grounded in our proprietary shopper and retail insights, supported with innovation processes and toolkits that an exciting culture of creative thinking that boldly drives your growth. All powered by WSL’s retail research insights and tailored to your goals.
We customize our Retail Safaris® to your needs.
We curate the best-in-class global retail concepts (physical and digital) based on emerging trends we identify in our shopper research that predict the future of your retail. Our scouts around the world continuously assess what’s new and why it’s relevant. We can customize themes to your specific needs and we deliver all this to you any way you want it. To fit your budget.
Virtual Retail Safari®
We inspire you and your teams with regular curated deliveries to your inbox of what’s next at retail. No need to leave your desk. Or we can bring the Retail Safari® to you in a virtual session where you have opportunities to ask questions, discuss and build ideas, conveniently.
Retail Safari® In a Box
Call it the DIY Safari. We develop everything for you and package it up so you can conduct your own in-market Retail Safari® but with all our guidance and inspiration behind the scenes.
Retail Safari® Photo Library
We catalog all our tours by trend, topic, and category, so you have ongoing access to imagery. Ideal for teams to use for program inspiration, joint business planning, and thought leadership meetings with customers, for internal strategy sessions or corporate training. Housed in our WSL library, it’s easily accessible and customizable.
Retail Safari® Live
We create a live, in-person event, in a market, customized to your specific issues or topics. Our experts collaborate with you to identify the subject, identify and scout the market, build out the tour, and unique tools to inspire before, during, and after the event. Plus, a framework and action steps that deliver bold, differentiated shopper and retail solutions.
Our proprietary Retail Safaris® empower you to anticipate the future of retail through emerging, relevant retail concepts from around the world.
Our Retail Safaris® bring amazing retail concepts to you, in easy-to-follow visual reports, video streams, in person events, and more. From New York to London, from China to California, our scouts continuously search out the latest retail innovations often in most surprising forms – so you’re prepared for what’s next.
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