The great retail bifurcation: An industry divided April 26 | 2:00 pm ET

Retail, Wholesale, & Distribution

Host: Christina Bieniek, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
1 Overview CPE credit

During a period characterized as a retail apocalypse, why are some retailers thriving while others face a tougher new reality? With the debate over bricks-and-mortar vs. online sales raging on, another development is quietly and profoundly impacting the industry. We'll discuss:

  • How the varying fates of retailers are tied to the dramatic bifurcation between low- and high-income consumers.
  • How that bifurcation is driving distinctions between price-sensitive shoppers and those willing and able to pay more for differentiated offerings.
  • Practical ways for retailers to identify opportunities in this rapidly changing environment.

Participants will learn about the great retail bifurcation and how retailers might leapfrog from apocalypse into a period of renaissance.