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Do Apparel Store Formats Matter to Indian Shoppers ?

Author : Dr. Rituparna Basu

Publisher : Emerald publication

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Abstract

The article explores store choice behaviour of Indian apparel shoppers and analyses the factors influencing their choice of retail formats from an emerging market perspective. The research draws on a dataset of 336 structured questionnaires with adult urban Indian respondents to understand their perceptions about organized and unorganised apparel store formats. The exploratory study uses a comprehensive list of demographics, shopping situations and format stimuli parameters along with two established psychographic scales to assess the extent of their effect on the store choice of apparel shoppers. Thus the paper attempts to enumerate befitting analyses of factors that influence the store choice behaviour of apparel shoppers by using apt format classifications that are specific to the emerging retail market scenario in India.

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