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Aston Centre for Retail Insights ACRI

Aston Centre for Retail Insights (ACRI)

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 retailing@aston.ac.uk

Alternatively, visit the homepages of the three Centre directors: Prof Christof BackhausProf Markus Blut and Prof Heiner Evanschitzky

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