In 2017 retailers will continue to look to gain the 'edge' over their competitors when it comes to interacting with their customers or looking for the latest trends.

At a recent convention in the U.S. we were able to get a glimpse in to some of the ideas.

Trends around customisation, convenience, virtual reality and increasing online sales still seem to be high on the agenda.  

Fancy a customised jumper within 45 mins, knitted in front of you? Or how about a virtual dressing room? How long will it be until 'cashless' stores with no checkouts will become the norm?