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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

creates opening retail inventory  contrast choices. This reality creates added competitive pressures for small independents. And they must adjust to this fact of life. One of the fundamental drivers of the control shift from seller to buyer is the empowerment of consumers made possible by the Internet. Increasingly consumers are researching, learning about, comparing and contrasting all kinds of products and prices. This is particularly true for high-ticket, considered purchase items as well as products with features and benefits that

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Merchandising Systems

Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices. 

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