The Oxford Futures Retail Programme

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The programme objectives are to research and disseminate the best in retailing, now and in the future.


The programme aims to:

  • research future retail experiences
  • network with retail and related companies, academics and researchers
  • encourage retail progressive public policies

This will be achieved through the active participation of world-class organisations with a world-class research institution.

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Research outputs

Outputs from the programme include:

  • a half yearly Retail Digest report
  • A state of retailing (regional perspective)
  • Future of retailing (international perspective)
  • An annual workshop for Programme supporters focused on future retail policy and practice
  • An annual conference for Programme supporters focused on new ideas and opportunities emanating from current research


Supporters have access to the following benefits associated with this programme during the 12 month cycle: 

  • Acknowledgement of the supporter's name in Programme publications;
  • 1 guaranteed place at the annual workshop;
  • 2 guaranteed places at the annual conference;
  • 10 free copies of the Retail Digest reports;
  • Prior knowledge of OXIRM research activities;
  • Invitations to attend OXIRM events;
  • Invitations to attend related Saïd Business School events;
  • Invitations to attend related University of Oxford events;
  • Networking opportunities with other Programme supporters;
  • Networking opportunities with retail academics, students and visiting scholars.
  • Founding sponsor
  • Intel

Annually; September - August

    Research publications