Research Briefing

Are Department Stores Dead?

Since we published our first report on mainstream retail department stores this time last year, the sector has seen acquisitions, restructuring and hundreds of store closures.

For our 2018 updated edition, Visual Thinking examines the current challenges and opportunities facing mainstream department stores, if they are to turnaround their commercial fortunes. Featuring exclusive shopper research and insight from leading industry commentators.


  • Risers and fallers of 2018
  • Department stores at Christmas
  • Exclusive shopper research
  • Top 10 most influential sector trends
  • Future of independent department stores
  • And more…

We bring it all together in Transforming The Department Store.

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