The approach of consumers to shopping is changing with the change in the economic climate from lavish expenditure to a careful review of every penny spent. We can expect consolidation from the retailers who focus on the sale of products that are priced low and are sold in high volumes. The move of consumers to the online channels from the traditional brick-and-mortar enterprises will lead to the closing of stores. Despite all these factors, the sector is expected to grow between 2013 and 2017. Retail companies will have to adapt their mindset and make radical transformations to ensure that their products and methods match customer demands.
Bespoke IT solutions will be the best way to ensure that these challenges are dealt with efficiently. The companies that are successful in the highly demanding retail sector are the companies that can innovate constantly as they work to build a more loyal customer base. The business will get the flexibility and agility that is vital to meeting and adapting to the industry’s changing needs when it has the right IT solution in place.
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