However, brick-and-mortar stores are still responsible for over 90% of retail sales in the United States. Shoppers still value the ability to see and touch the merchandise, and more than anything they prize the in-store shopping experience. In this study, RetailSails provides a comprehensive analysis of store productivity measures for a cross-section of over 200 American retailers which span 15 sectors, operate more than 200,000 stores and generate over $1.6 trillion in retail store sales.
Apple Retail Stores have captured shoppers’ imaginations and dominate the competition with sales per square foot nearly more than double its closest rival.
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