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Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Director , Ian Scott Retail Consultancy
  • Ian is an independent consultant with 23 years experience within the retail sector.
  • He travels extensively, visiting stores around the world, as well as writing in depth about what he discovers.
  • He works at a strategic level with brands and retailers, providing insights, assisting with store development and offering a consumer centric perspective.
  • He introduced the concept of Symbiotic Retail, highlighting how all channels need to work together as one ecosystem for the benefit of the shopper.
  • Ian hosts Retail Safaris in major cities around the globe, offering a real world perspective on the best practice within bricks and mortar retail.
  • A keynote speaker, panel moderator and presenter, speaking at events including NRF, Marketing Week Live, Retail Technology Show, Retail Insight and conferences for The Grocer and Retail Gazette.
  • He gave a TEDx talk entitled ‘Is The Physical Store Dead?’ in January 2024.