Specialty retailers compete in a market where consumers expect deeper selections, more compelling store environments, and expert service, and where the competition includes online retailers, department stores with exclusive brands, mass merchants, and discount stores. Consumer spending can be volatile, and the economic outlook remains unclear.

So, how can specialty retailers respond?

You can create a shopping experience that redefines selection, style, and service. You can turn your employees into instant experts on any product. You can insist on higher uptime. And, you can take an integrated approach to technology—choosing solutions that link every store to the enterprise, and can grow and change with your business.