Retail Lab

Retail Lab

Providing sustainable and resource efficient solutions for the retail sector, enhancing business performance.


Retail Lab facility

Retail Lab is a state-of-the-art research and development facility located at De Montfort University (DMU).

The facility aims to support development of insight into sustainable and resource efficient solutions for the retail sector and enhance business performance by focusing on both physical and technological infrastructure solutions.

As well as a ‘mock shop’ retail laboratory, the facility also has:

  • A virtual test space for concept evaluations
  • A dedicated area for conducting training and exhibitions
  • A knowledge bank focusing on five specialist areas of legislation, supply chain, build, fit and consumer experience.

Benefits to your organisation

Working with the Retail Lab can benefit your organisation in many ways, including:

  • Enhancing organisational performance
  • Lowering development costs
  • Improving profitability and increasing ROI
  • Creating speed to market opportunities
  • Understanding future opportunities
  • Improving economic and environmental performance and reducing waste
  • Working collaboratively to bring together expert researchers from across the University
  • Creating user-informed design solutions
  • Continuous performance evaluation

View our case studies| to find out more, or contact us| to understand how we can help your research and development needs.

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