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HRC report finds retail economic metrics are not sustainable | Chain Store Age

• Online sales growth for traditional retailers has slowed. While online sales increased 9% for specialty chains and 19% for department stores in 2015, it represented a significant de-celeration in the most recent five-year CAGR growth of 12% and 29% respectively. It is notable that Amazon’s North American merchandise growth rate is about three times […]

• Online sales growth for traditional retailers has slowed. While online sales increased 9% for specialty chains and 19% for department stores in 2015, it represented a significant de-celeration in the most recent five-year CAGR growth of 12% and 29% respectively. It is notable that Amazon’s North American merchandise growth rate is about three times that of the brick-and-mortar chains’ online growth rate, indicating a continued loss of market share to Amazon.

Source: HRC report finds retail economic metrics are not sustainable | Chain Store Age

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