Ignatov & Company Group - Retail - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Retail since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies responsible for regulation and consumer rights protection, several large retail chains, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Retail markets:

  • Retail chains
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Supermarkets, hypermarkets
  • General stores
  • Warehouse stores
  • Second-hand stores
  • Outlets
  • Luxury boutiques
  • Department stores
  • Discount stores
  • Auctions
  • Non-organized retail (farmer markets, street markets, marketplaces, open air markets, bazaars, night markets, etc.)
  • Virtual retail (e-commerce, e-auctions)
  • Black markets
  • Non-shop retail (mail order, etc.)
  • Vending and automated retail stores
  • Door-to-door retail
  • Car dealership and showrooms
  • Filling stations (gas stations), petrol stations