Future trends in consumer behavior

| August 21, 2018

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We live in a consumer-driven world, focused more on the needs of the connected shopper than the retailer. Merchants are under increasing pressure to analyze consumer data, implement strategies to attract and retain customers, and craft a unique brand personality that will allow their business to stand out from the competition. This white paper analyzes current consumer trends and preferences, provides tools for merchants to optimize their businesses for the modern shopper, and be prepared for the fully connected future of commerce.

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Modell's Sporting Goods

MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS is the nation's largest family-owned sporting goods chain, operating stores throughout the Northeastern United States, from New England to Northern Virginia. Modell's offers value and quality customer service together with a wide variety of sporting goods, athletic and active apparel and footwear for the entire family. Founded in 1889, we continue to grow each year through the belief that our associates and customers are our number one asset. We are committed to proving this by Listening, Respecting and Responding to the needs of our associates as well as the needs of our customers.

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Spotlight

Modell's Sporting Goods

MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS is the nation's largest family-owned sporting goods chain, operating stores throughout the Northeastern United States, from New England to Northern Virginia. Modell's offers value and quality customer service together with a wide variety of sporting goods, athletic and active apparel and footwear for the entire family. Founded in 1889, we continue to grow each year through the belief that our associates and customers are our number one asset. We are committed to proving this by Listening, Respecting and Responding to the needs of our associates as well as the needs of our customers.

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