It is tempting when talking about the future of retail to focus on technology. What is more relevant, however, is changes in societal attitudes — the way consumers think about themselves, about each other and how they want to look and present themselves in public. Those kinds of changes are at least as impactful as changes in technology and they directly affect what consumers want to buy. Jared Weiner, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at The Future Hunters, made a presentation on this very topic at the Innocos Beauty Summit recently. As Weiner put it, “Acceleration in the implosion of time.” What he means is that big things are happening faster all the time. We all know that but what he’s referring to particularly is the life cycle of companies. Read more at Forbes.