Online shopping is transforming retail. These integrators show the way forward as 2013 CI Industry Leaders.
by Aaron Stern - Between the recession and the transformative rise of e-tail commerce, retail integrators have had to do a lot of adaptation in recent years.
First, the recession hammered the market and the number of new stores opening dropped sharply. Then, as the market was emerging from recession, online shopping morphed from a novelty to a mainstream reality, eating away at in-store retail profits — which integrators naturally depend on.
Despite these challenges, integrators like those listed here are finding a way to thrive in retail.