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The electrical retailing industry is at a turning point. Independent retailers are dwindling in numbers and need to adapt their businesses to survive. They must also work more closely with their suppliers to develop whole new approaches to this rapidly changing marketplace.
With the rise of the smart home, products are getting more complicated to install and use, which means we need specialist independent retailers more than ever, but the brutal truth is that independents are a dying breed and if we’re not careful, they could soon become extinct.
ERT believes that independent bricks and mortar retailers are vital for displaying, demonstrating and selling the latest products and technology, but the industry needs to act or it risks losing this vital resource forever.
As the leading magazine in the industry, we are perfectly positioned to highlight and debate the issues surrounding the future of electrical retailing.
The ERT Turning Point Summit will be the launch pad for an ongoing campaign to bring the industry together, to highlight best practice, to candidly debate the issues and, above all, forge a new role for the independent retailer in the customer journey.
"It is great to see that ERT is being proactive and doing what it can to get the industry together. It is long overdue and we at Smeg are fully behind ERT in this endeavour. As an aspirational, niche brand, a healthy and prosperous specialist independent sector is vital to our current and future success."
"Retra will be supporting the Turning Point Summit and congratulate ERT on bringing this new initiative forward. Never before has the independent electrical retailer been under such pressure as in the current marketplace. The summit is a great opportunity to bring together all the various interested parties from within the industry. We look forward to working closely with ERT on this crucial project."
"Miele is pleased to support the ERT Turning Point Summit. We believe it will be a positive and valuable event for independent retailers, who continue to remain vital to Miele’s success. People buy from people and independent retailers who combine outstanding service, quality product and expert advice with a great in-store experience can always have the edge over their virtual, price-led counterparts."
"I think the ERT Turning Point Summit is being held at a very important time and we all need to be sharing some best practices in order to survive and thrive."