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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 pay more than 5 percent extra with retailers that best meet their needs.

Source: “Retail Demand 2005: Emerging Consumer Desires in the Retail Sector,” from Adjoined Research.