Insights From the Specialty Retail Market

BOF TEAM | August 27, 2019

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Despite a continuing global economic slowdown fuelled by international trade disputes and gloomy predictions of a forthcoming recession, the US tradeshow market grew again in the first quarter of 2019, according to its American governing body, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. However, as traditional business models are upended by a new wave of direct-to-consumer brands while retail continues to shift from physical to digitally driven commerce, specialty stores and independent brands that attend tradeshows increasingly need to diversify their business models and capitalise on their unique strengths to define their place in the retail market of the future.

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Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America’s leading provider of death care products and services. As of September 30, 2016, SCI operates 1,531 funeral service locations and 471 cemeteries (including 262 combination locations), which are geographically diversified across 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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