Tales From the Retail Apocalypse: Why Some Brands Fail While Others Flourish

May 8, 2019 Michele Redmon

Traditional retailers are at a crossroads, forced to adapt to evolving consumer expectations, rapid technological changes and steep price competition. Recent headlines feature a seemingly endless list of big name retailers like Sears, Charlotte Russe and Toys R Us announcing bankruptcy, with their suppliers left in limbo, unsure if they’ll be paid for their inventory. While some retailers are able to restructure and retain at least a partial foothold in the industry, others are shutting down entirely. What separates successful retailers and brands from those lost to the “retail apocalypse”?

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