The Retail Institute, part of Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett University, is one of the UK’s key academic research centres that leads consumer experiences of the future in retail, food & packaging.
Our Areas of Research Expertise
The Retail Institute is a research centre that applies academic knowledge to solve industry challenges in consumer engagement with products, packaging and retail services. Our work is underpinned by three core research themes, each of which is lead by a senior academic expert and a team of research fellows:
Our Work with Industry
The Retail Institute’s unique position within the University means that we are able work across many different academic disciplines and global networks. We recognise that various disciplines can be applied to a research problem and the university environment provides an extraordinary opportunity to access expertise from a range of academic fields.
We were inspired by the workshop delivered by the Retail Institute’s academic team. We appreciated their enthusiasm and their wealth of knowledge which gave us some really invaluable insights that will help us transform our business objectives and positively impact on the future generations of our products.Lauren Newman - Nestlé Product Technology Centre