Focused On Retail Digital Signage? Read This, Pour Stiff Drink

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If one of your key verticals for digital signage hardware, software or services is retail, you already know the sales cycle is long and that it can be very hard to get prospective customers to take that last step and cut purchase orders.

You’ll also have a sense many bricks and mortar retailers are struggling. This list, from the Toronto-area firm Virtual Logistics, takes a sobering look at the retail banners that either shut down or went through some serious pain last year.

THE LIST OF RETAILERS THAT WENT UNDER* IN 2015

THE LIST OF RETAILERS WITH MASS BRICKS-AND-MORTAR CLOSURES** IN 2015

*Bankruptcies [Chapter 9 & 11] or administration [UK], complete rebrandings, or mass store closures in Canada, the USA

**Abandoned a significant percentage of their store holdings, with or without investing in solely digital channels

photo credit: Toronto, 2000 via photopin (license)

Dave Haynes

Dave Haynes

Editor/Founder at Sixteen:Nine
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than a decade. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He's based near Toronto.
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