This is Interbrand Design Forum's 5th annual State of the Retail Industry report, which is produced in conjunction with Chain Store Age magazine. Entitled "Think Forward: In a Race with Change" the report discussed how Retail is being hit with a wave
of game-changing technology in the form of more than 9 million smartphones. As the act of shopping undergoes sweeping transformation, we will experience more change in the next five years than
we have in the past forty.