Doctoral seminar: Future themes in consumption


We would like to welcome you to an interactive session where we will discuss ideas and questions tied to the future of consumption and the future of retail. The following questions highlight some of the issues retail and consumer researchers may deal with in their work but we welcome research that deals with other future themes.

How will consumption develop? What will be important to the consumers of the future? Will they still think of themselves as consumers? And how will their retail and consumption experiences look, sound and feel? Will data, technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning fundamentally change our consumption experiences? And will their power be harnessed to benefit or to exploit the planet and its people? Will ecological sustainability be a more important determinant of consumer choice? What about responsible consumption in a broader sense? 

The aim of this seminar is to engage in current debates and thinking on key topics related to the ongoing work/work-in-progress of the seminar participants. The session is organized to maximize discussion and the exchange of ideas. Each participant will give a 5-minute talk on their work. The use of a formal power point presentation is not necessary rather we encourage a more informal talk where participants highlight the specific issues they wish to discuss. A faculty panel will then pick up the conversation give feedback, and facilitate a plenum discussion on key issues. We hope this format will give doctoral students a chance to progress their own ideas and move forward in their work. 

The faculty panel comprises: 

  • Russell Belk, Professor of Marketing, Schulich School of Business
  • Vitor Lima, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Audencia 
  • Alisa Minina, Assistant Professor of Marketing, IPAG Business School

Seminar Details

Date: Thursday 19 May
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Location: Mindpark, Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg

To attend please send an email to with your contact details.

Please note that the seminar is an in-person event only and attendance is limited to eight participants.

19 maj 2022


This seminar is organized by Centre for Retail Research at Lund University, Sweden. If you have any questions, please contact Emma Samsioe.

Telefon: 042-356667