Exclusive Research: Casual Living's 2009 Retail Survey

Info on reaching & serving customers

The results of this exclusive survey reveal what retailers are doing to meet the challenges of running a business in a downward economy. Retailers provided information on reaching and serving customers, sourcing, inventory, green products and online activities. Click here to order an electronic copy of Casual Living's 2009 Retail Survey.

Casual Living’s exclusive retailer survey, fielded in March and April, 2009, generated responses from more than 200 outdoor retailers representing 378 stores. Nearly three-quarters of responding retailers were outdoor specialists, while 12% were garden centers/nurseries and full-line furniture stores represented 9% of respondents. Home improvement centers, direct-to-consumer retailers, florists, interior designers and gift/accessory stores made up the remainder of respondents.

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