Global DIY Summit


Moving to the Platform Era

Big Box retail stores are losing their relevance, while other channels and formats such as e- and mobile- commerce, specialty and pop-up stores, small formats and showrooms grow in appeal. Latest studies support the idea that customers no longer want to shop anonymously in large stores, surrounded by shelves stacked high and deep. As a […]

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Fast fashion and some lessons for all of us

At EDRA, we think the biggest upheavals facing retail over the next ten years are digitisation, robotisation and sustainability. And while it is always very exciting talking about first two subjects, which are all about the new innovations playing out in our malls and how shopping is going to get easier, more personal and frankly, […]

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Brexit and Trump: Facing New Global Challenges

Both topics to be discussed at the 5th Global DIY Summit 2017 in Berlin Before the June 23 vote in the United Kingdom in favor of leaving the European Union, economic data and financial market developments suggested that the global economy was evolving broadly as forecast in the April 2016 World Economic Outlook (WEO). However, […]

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The Consumer Driven Economy

The reality in 2017, is that the consumer is now largely in charge of dictating the terms of shopping with their chosen retailer. This has come about through rapid developments in the cloud, through major advances in mobile technologies, and the growth of social media, which have combined together to empower customers to research and […]

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