TITLE

Smaller chains squeezed in competitive market -- Verdict

PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Optometry Today;4/8/2011, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the report, "UK Opticians Retailing," from research company Verdict, which reveals that independent opticians have come under greater pressure from larger chains. That larger groups are more competitive on price and have access to more advanced technology is described. Verdict suggests smaller businesses provide higher levels of service, partner with a local pharmacy, or offer domiciliary services to increase customer loyalty. Continuous expansion of main players is reportedly unsustainable in the long term.
ACCESSION #
60631514

 

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