ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) remained firmly in the spotlight, highlighting the retail industry’s dedication to sustainability and ethical business practices. ESG considerations are now driving retail strategies and investment decisions, aimed at conserving energy and reducing waste. Trafford Centre is a prime example of this progressive movement, working towards lasting, positive impacts on local communities and the environment.
One highlight was the exploration of AI’s potential to transform the future of retail. We hope to see even more in-depth discussions on AI in the future, as it continues to shape the retail landscape.
Mapic 2023 showcased the industry’s shift towards meaningful connections, explored the AI, emphasised the importance of strong landlord-tenant relationships, highlighted the fusion of retail and leisure, and demonstrated the growing commitment to ESG principles.
With more exciting developments in the world of retail, we’re excited for 2024!