Journal article

An alternative perspective on relationships, loyalty and future store choice

J Dixon, K Bridson, J Evans, M Morrison

International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research | Published : 2005


The purpose of this research was to provide an alternative perspective for retailers to develop relationships and loyalty. This study suggests that traditional trust and commitment theories are somewhat imperfect in predicting future store choice. Through path modelling, we introduce two additional constructs of store functional loyalty and relationship worth. These constructs together with commitment are powerful predictors of future store choice. Furthermore, the study examines the antecedents of relationships, loyalty and future store choice. We conclude with new insights and practical suggestions for retailers to build relationships, loyalty and influence customers' future store choice. ..

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