The ACRI conducts relevant, cutting-edge research, using the latest techniques to analyse and make sense of data.
Retail research has a new home, the Aston Centre for Retail Insights (ACRI). The purpose of the centre is to:
Generate, transfer and apply insights on current challenges in retailing
Support current and future retail leaders in their professional development.
Provide a hub for idea exchange, discussion and networking for stakeholders.
The ACRI conducts relevant, cutting-edge research, using the latest techniques to analyse and make sense of data. We are conducting research in the four areas of customer insights, retail strategy, retail mix, and retail/service innovation & technology.
Furthermore, the ACRI offers services and advice to managers on relevant retail topics on an ongoing as well as ad-hoc basis.
Finally, the ACRI will soon launch the Retail Talents Programme, an integrated 4-year educational programme to engage students and retailer in a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship. It is set-out to help retail businesses select and shape our best students through placement opportunities and on-going dialog to become future leader in retailing, disseminate retail-specific knowledge and create and nurturing a network of retail experts.
If you are interested in starting a dialog with us about our services and the potential to engage with us through membership, please contact us at email@example.com.
Alternatively, visit the homepages of the three Centre directors: Prof Christof Backhaus, Prof Markus Blut and Prof Heiner Evanschitzky.