Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution Industry Outlook 2017
An analysis of industry trends
Is disruption the new normal? By enabling technology, reinventing brands, and exploring new business models, companies in the retail, wholesale, and distribution industry can prepare themselves for a range of probabilities.
The retail, wholesale, and distribution industry has entered a period of transformation. With broader retail market growth at a pace of three percent annually, many companies are searching for ways to increase profit while expanding growth and market share.
While retail spending continues to appear robust, companies must also anticipate uncertainty by evaluating potential risks and rewards should be part of an overall strategy as business model disruption is part of the new normal.
The backbone of any good business model for the retail, wholesale, and distribution industry should address four catalysts that drive disruption: The economy, enabling technologies, platforms, and consumer mindset. In this latest retail, wholesale, and distribution industry analysis, we will focus on the four disruptors that most directly affect our industry.