Store Brand as a Customer Experience Touchpoint and Its Contribution to Store Loyalty

Edoardo Fornari, Ieva Marco, Ziliani Cristina

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Abstract

Store Brands (SBs) have been growing internationally over the last decades, spurring many managerial and academic studies.The present work aims to take a fresh perspective on SB by highlighting its role as a retail touchpoint within a Customer Experience (CE) framework. This study examines SB as a touchpoint together with many other retail/store touchpoints that consumers interact with during their CE journeys. By means of a survey on more than 2000 consumers we identify the relative role of SB within the CE journey in terms of reach, and its contribution to store loyalty when all other CE touchpoints are considered. First, we show that SB is a touchpoint that can reach a high share of retail customers and we highlight its overlap with other touchpoints. Second, considering that touchpoint "positivity" is defined as the customer's affective response to the encounter with a touchpoint, the study estimates the relative contribution of SB positivity to store loyalty. SB positivity is found to be an important predictor of store loyalty. Results carry several implications for academics and practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing
EditorsF. Martínez-López, J. Gázquez-Abad, K. Ailawadi, M. Yagüe-Guillén
Pages131-138
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Store brand, store loyalty, customer experience, touch points

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