Essential Retail

28 September 2016

Retailers wishing to understand the key trends in retail technology – and more importantly, how they can engage with them – would be well advised to keep a close eye on the start-up scene.

Start-ups have an uncanny knack of identifying a specific pain point or key trend and addressing that with laser focus. With that in mind, Kurt Salmon co-founded XRC Labs, an innovation accelerator investing in innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups in the retail and consumer goods industries, leveraging emerging technologies regardless of start-up size. As well as investment, the selected start-ups receive mentorship, education and access to potential investors and customers. Siobhan Gehin, managing director at Kurt Salmon, looks at some of the innovative concepts that have emerged from the XRC and how these address retail challenges.

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