Department stores selling books and culture
Changes in the market may justify a rethink
Department stores today rarely offer books, music, films and other “cultural” goods. These have reverted to specialists, chains and online retailers. However, the chains have consolidated and are doing less well; and the digital retailers appear to have peaked, while smaller, local booksellers are gaining in popularity. Is it possible that department stores could once again find a place for these goods in their local offer which has gained in popularity during the covid pandemic?
IADS provides its members with a weekly in-depth analysis on retail-oriented topics. This is an example of the themes the Association regularly addresses, and the topic of an article from the IADS members-only newsletter date 10 March 2021.