Paco Underhill

Paco Underhill

Categories: Best-selling Authors | Leadership | Marketing | Retail

Travels from New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Paco Underhill is one the most renowned and recognized experts in the field of retail consumer behavior and the author of the world bestseller Why We Buy:The Science of Shopping.

Paco Underhill founded Envirosell Inc. in 1986 as a testing agency for prototype stores. A consulting firm that does research, Envirosell has worked in 46 countries and with more than half of the Fortune 50 list. With branch offices in London, Milan, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, it has a global reach. 

While prototype testing of stores, restaurants and bank branches ar3 still 30% of Paco Underhill’s business, his largest clients in 2019 are technology companies trying to understand consumer behavior in store, in home, on the job, and on-line. Other clients include global Mall Developers, CPGs, Healthcare groups, Airports, Professional Sports Clubs, Theme Parks, Home Builders, Office Designers, and On-Line Agencies.

Paco Underhill is the author of popular books including Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping out in 28 languages and used in MBA programs, Design Schools and Retailing Training Programs across the world. His books and articles are used in English as a Second Language (ESL) textbooks published by both Oxford University Press and National Geographic. Underhill’s newest book with a working title of The Future of Eating and Drinking will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2021.

As a speaker and presenter, Paco Underhill has worked in 50 countries talking to merchants, marketers, bankers, technologists, hospital groups, government agencies and students. As the son of a diplomat who grew up around the world – he has a global perspective and believes in Edutainment – laughter and education are intertwined.

Speaking Topics
  • Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping
  • Global State Of Retail
  • What Women Want
  • Retail Banking In The 21st Century
  • The Future Of Travel
  • The State Of Luxury Goods
  • Convergence: On-line, Mobile Phone, Bricks, & Mortar
  • The Crisis Of Market Research
  • The Evolution Of The Mobile Phone
  • Trends In Global Shopping Malls
  • The Future Of Bread & Food Service
  • Getting To The Modern Airport
Paco Underhill on air travel - The New Yorker Conference

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