New Study From RSR Research: Some Retail Stores Will Live, Some Will Not – What Makes The Difference?

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Even Amazon wants stores. The question is: what does it take for retailers who already own traditional stores to adapt quickly enough to survive the culling?

Will some (stores) die? Sadly... yes. But the store, itself, is not going anywhere.

Retail Systems Research, LLC today released its findings from its 2017 Benchmark Report, The Retail Store In 2017: The Change Imperative. The report is based on a survey of 126 retailers, and the research is available for free download (registration required).

"Stores are in trouble," reports Steve Rowen, managing partner at RSR Research and co-author of the report. "Will some die? Sadly, that answer is yes. But the store, itself, is not going anywhere. People need them. Even Amazon wants them. The question is: what does it take for retailers who already own traditional stores to adapt quickly enough to survive the culling?”

The 2017 Store Report contains:

  • 17 charts and 23 pages of analysis
  • Perspectives on in-store employee service, associate training, and Retail Winners’ best practices to improve
  • Insight into which technologies retailers are investing in – and budgeting for – to make the store relevant to consumers once more.

Help learn what can be done to make sure your stores survive - Download the report today!

The Retail Store In 2017: The Change Imperative contains analysis of the business drivers, opportunities, and organizational constraints surrounding Store Strategy and Operations within retail. It also offers baseline recommendations for navigating this brave new world for retailers. The report is part of RSR Research's ongoing efforts to provide market intelligence on retail technology trends, and can be downloaded here:
http://www.rsrresearch.com/research/rsr-s-new-2017-store-report-some-stores-will-live-some-will-not-what-makes-the-difference

About RSR Research: Retail Systems Research (“RSR”) is the only research company run by retailers for the retail industry. RSR provides insight into business and technology challenges facing the extended retail industry, and thought leadership and advice on navigating these challenges for specific companies and the industry at large. To learn more about RSR, visit http://www.rsrresearch.com.

Contact:
RSR Research, LLC
Linda Wolfe, 774-284-4679
lwolfe(at)rsrresearch(dot)com

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