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Fine Print Nearly 80 percent of consumers comfortably shop and make purchases at stores, online, and through catalogs, using retail formats interchangeably. A year ago, however, a little more than 57.3 percent of consumers satisfied shopping needs across multiple channels. Source: "Retail Demand 2005: Emerging Consumer Desires in the Retail Sector," from Adjoined Research. Annual Growth Across Four Retail Sectors* Internet Merchants 39% Mass Merchants (including General Merchandise) 10.2% Apparel Stores (including Accessories and Footwear) 7.6% Department Stores -9.2% * This information is based on the available data on 358 public retailers in the Standard & Poors database. Source: "Retail Demand 2005: Emerging Consumer Desires in the Retail Sector," from Adjoined Research. I Read It in a Magazine! Consumers who view magazine ads are willing to p
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