Students and parents see summer vacation as a time for relaxation and a carefree attitude; however, the season is anything but for retailers selling the items students need when they return to class in the fall. Here are some opportunities retailers can pursue to come out on top against competitors.
The risk of brand degradation is nothing new (fake Coach purse, anyone?). But brand degradation against price transparency, access to goods, manufacturing capabilities, dissolving of geographical boundaries and shipping innovations, and you’ll see the risk has increased dramatically. Here is what you should do as brand degradation gets worse.