Hosted by the IE Business School, and attended by over 50 participants from Europe, this first working group meeting of 2019 was well received. Highlights of the meeting included:
- Speed dating - the first time we have ran this session, this was very well received and a lot of energy and buzz was created as participants shared their work plan priorities.
- Store reviews - in eleven small groups, the teams visited and learnt from stores in Spain, the Primark store in Gran Via was a highlight.
- Start-Ups - the participants heard from four Spain based start-ups, Nextail, StyleSage, Aire and About Goods
- Auror - from New Zealand, and a finalist from the 2018 Loss Prevention challenge updated the group on their progress with retailers and previewed their new retail crime reporting system
- Retail Crime collaboration - five countries, UK, USA, Belgium, Holland and Spain, shared how they were respectively tackling the opportunity for better collaboration between retailers and law enforcement.
- What's Hot from the NRF Big Show - Tesco, P&G and Genetec shared their highlights from their visits to the worlds biggest retail show.
- What, How and Why (and what does it mean for your 2019 plan) - briefed by the chair, and using the Simon Sinek framework, eleven groups completed the exercise and described whether they will exist as a team in 2025 (largely yes!), why they exist, what they will be doing differently and how. And finally, what this analysis then suggests should be undertaken this year to start that journey to 2025.
- Research Proposals - new ideas for research on Self-Checkout supervisors, Supply Chain accuracy and in-store video were presented to the participants and feedback shared.
The next meeting will be in Copenhagen on June 19th / 20th with an emphasis on data / data analytics. Click here to register.