The Retail Institute

Retail consultancy leading the consumer experiences of the future in retail, food and packaging.

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Smart businesses need to be adaptive and responsive to a fast-changing retail environment. We can help you develop new strategies to respond to key business challenges and create targeted, innovative solutions with real value.

Supporting retail for the future

The Retail Institute is one of the UK’s leading academic research centres for providing applied knowledge on the future of consumer experiences in retail, food and packaging. We offer independent research and a practical knowledge base informed by years of industry experience and a diverse network of experts.

Working with us gives you access to a membership network from across the retail supply chain and a regular stream of current knowledge and thinking on a range of retail, consumer and packaging topics. We draw knowledge from Leeds Business School’s experienced practitioner academics plus technical and design insights from the wider Leeds Beckett University community. Joining our network keeps you up-to-date, in touch and supported with the latest thinking that is relevant to your business.

Why work with the retail institute?


Academic Conference 2023

The Retail Institute Academic Conference 2023 (RIAC 2023) will take place on Thursday, 5th October 2023 in Leeds, United Kingdom.