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Industry Challenges

A perfect storm of factors—such as changes in consumer behavior, the emergence of large and powerful rivals, excess retail-selling-space capacity, consolidated and strong suppliers, and complex sourcing—are shaping a new competitive landscape in retailing. In such an environment, leaders in the industry face a number of key questions:

  • How do we become the destination for heavy spenders in our category?
  • How do we use transactional point-of-sale and loyalty-card data to better understand consumers and better serve them?
  • How do we ensure the seamless experience across channels and formats that consumers are now demanding?
  • How do we determine the right portfolio of products, services, formats, and locations for future growth?
  • How do we take advantage of scale while still maintaining local market relevance?
  • How can we be as lean as possible in operations—and make the right tradeoffs between cost and revenue in areas like store labor and inventory?
  • How can we work with suppliers to reduce purchasing costs, especially in the current climate?

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