If you’ve walked along the high-street recently you’ll no doubt have noticed several major chainstores closing down. Many high-street shops are relying heavily on huge sales just to tick along with consumers preferring to shop online. Could it be that with consumers placing much more value on health and wellness than on material objects, that there is a new dawn for the future of retail? Is wellbeing the future of retail?
Health and wellness is no longer just about not being sick. Holistic health and wellness spans mind, body and soul with everything from food to homeware impacting our overall health and happiness. Our mental, physical and emotional health is greatly impacted by the choices we make. Perhaps creating an environment that encourages a state of wellbeing could be the future of the high-street?
An environment of wellness
Wellness devotee and actress Gwyneth Paltrow opened her Goop store in London. The Goop Lifestyle Brand is growing year on year as they promote the concept of holistic wellbeing through thier wide range of products. There have been some amazing steps forward in creative retail design to create environments that customers genuinely feel happy to be in. This even extends into the digital world. You need to be able to craft an online presence that feels just as dedicated to the wellness of your customers as your offline business.Read More…