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New film project investigating the future of British retail wants to hear your story

Laura  Barnes
New film project investigating the future of British retail wants to hear your story

The BRC and ITN Productions are teaming up to investigate what the future holds for British shopping.

Entitled ‘The Changing Face of Retail’, the programme with build on the BRC’s recent industry report ‘Retail 2020’.

The report predicts fewer but better jobs in the retail industry over the next decade. It will explore what changes in the way people shop will mean for businesses, staff and consumers, and analyse the impact of Brexit on the retail industry in the coming years.

Launching at the BRC’s ‘Retail 2020’ event on the 16th May 2017, the film will be fronted by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and will be a long-form current affairs-style programme.
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Currently in pre-production, ITN Productions are inviting those working in the retail industry to share their story and be part of the film by contacting David Ives, Programme Director at ITN Productions on 020 7430 4266 or david.ives@itn.co.uk.

“Retail is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. But the rate of change within the retail industry is set to quicken as the digital revolution advances, more property leases come up for renewal, labour costs go up and technology costs go down. As the voice of the British retail industry, we’re pleased to be partnering with ITN Productions to detail what the future of retail will look like,” said Helen Dickinson OBE, the chief executive of the BRC.

Simon Shelley, head of industry news at ITN Productions, added: “ITN Productions is delighted to be partnering with the British Retail Consortium to chart the transformational change that the retail industry is undergoing, exploring the shift in the way people shop, examining the effect this has on the vast number of people who work in the sector, and understanding the support UK retailers require to flourish.

“We’re excited to embark on this project and engage with key organisations and people dedicated to shaping the future of retail.”

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