The Retail Institute
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The Retail Institute

Leading innovation in retail, packaging and food & drink

The Retail Institute is the UK’s only academic research centre that leads the consumer experiences of the future in retail, food and packaging.

Alongside its innovative research, the Retail Institute works with suppliers, brand owners and retailers to help support future product, packaging and retail needs.

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Our Approach

Based at Leeds Beckett University, we combine academic research and commercial knowledge to provide unique insights not readily available for businesses. These findings range from in-depth research reports to interactive workshops or creative presentations.

Working closely with clients to understand their business needs and customer objectives from the very beginning, this approach helps our clients maximise the return on investment for their projects.

Carrying out comprehensive primary and secondary research that best suits the needs of our clients, enabling us to explore exciting new areas within the retail, product and packaging industries.

Our tried-and-tested process enables us to work with our clients’ best interests at heart at all times, and we are proud to have ISO 9001 accreditation for almost 10 years.

  • Strong links with academia
  • Big picture perspective
  • Consumer insight
  • Industry understanding

Meet the experts who take the risk out of innovation; helping you build better and more profitable retail solutions for your customers.

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The Retail Institute's expertise in packaging and their professional and creative approach to research has had a positive impact on our innovation process.
Sharon Crayton Ardagh Group