Student design concepts set to shine at international showcase
Working with Professor Cathy Barnes, Head of Leeds Met's Faraday Centre of Retail Excellence, the final year BA (Hons) Retail Marketing Management undergraduates have developed a number of shopping concepts including click and collect schemes, virtual food screens and a 24 hour counter. The ideas have been merged into one modern concept store model that heralds a new phase in convenience shopping and will be showcased at IFE from Sunday 17 to Wednesday 20 March at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.
Professor Barnes commented: "Our students at Leeds Met have come up with some brilliant ideas that could revolutionise convenience shopping for consumers and create profits and business for the retailers.
"Although we're not expecting change to happen overnight, we hope our concepts will inspire the convenience sector to make gradual, but necessary changes to their stores so they remain front of mind and 'convenient' for consumers."
Alistair MacAuley, Course Leader in BA (Hons) Retail Marketing Management, said: "The students are a credit to the University and have worked extremely hard on the project, creating the convenience store of the future."
IFE is the UK's largest food and drink events. With more than 1200 international exhibitors, the event provides a platform to network, discuss the latest trends in foodservice and discover the most recent products to hit the market.
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