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Insight of the Day: How Gen Alpha and teens are reviving in-store shopping

Generation Alpha, the cohort of consumers born between 2010 and 2025, and teenagers are driving a resurgence in store shopping, according to a report by the Retail Services Association. While online shopping has become increasingly popular in recent years, these younger generations are rediscovering the appeal of shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.

One of the reasons for this trend is the desire for social interaction and the experience of shopping in a physical store. Gen Alpha and teenagers are looking for opportunities to spend time with friends and family, and shopping in stores provides a way to do that while also enjoying the tactile experience of browsing and trying on products.

In addition, the convenience and immediacy of in-store shopping is also a factor for these younger consumers. Many retailers are now offering services such as buy-online-pick-up-in-store and same-day delivery, making it easier for shoppers to get what they need quickly.

Overall, the report suggests that stores are still an important part of the shopping experience for Gen Alpha and teenagers, and retailers should cater to their preferences in order to capture their business. By creating engaging in-store experiences and offering convenient services, retailers can attract these young consumers and secure their loyalty for the long term.


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