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The Three Stages of Decline in Retailing

Retailers: Are Your Stores "In Decline"?! 

The ROI Co-Founders have developed a succinct diagnostic tool for retail viability.  They have identified eight "vital sign indicators" and the characteristics of each one at a different stage of decline. This can be used to assess any retail business – including your own! 

It's easy and fast to do. 

For each of these eight "vital signs" indicators, simply note which stage your stores are in today. Then, tally them up. How many Stage Ones? Stage Twos? Any Stage Threes?

Remember, most retail businesses are in some aspect of Stage One at any given time.

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The ROI's Stages of Decline in Retailing 


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