■Survey Details: The basis of this report is publically available information from corporate annual reports from the period of 2000-2012. In this report, we use this data to understand the past trends and future projections of retail industry supply chains. To drive insights, we augment this financial data with information that we have obtained through interactions with retail clients and recent insights from our quantitative research studies.
■Objective: To use financial balance sheet data coupled with recent research to better understand the state of retail supply chains.
■Hypothesis: With the shifts in the channel, the role of the store has changed, and there is a need to redefine value in the value chain.