Darwin’s the of natural selection has been popularized by the phrase “survival the fittest”.
Retail institutions are economic entities and retailers confront an environment which is made up of customers, competitors and changing technology. This environment can alter the profitability of a single retail state as well as-of clusters and centers. The environment that a retailer competes in is sufficiently robust to squash any retail form that does not adjust.
Thus, the birth, success or decline of different forms of retail enterprises is many a times “”attributed to the business environment. For example, the decline of department stores in the ?western markets is attributed to the general inability of those retailers to react quickly and positively to environmental change.