LOS ANGELES – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nov. December 2021–
Roland is proud to announce an expanded “Roland Store” experience at select retailers in the US and worldwide. Roland has developed a new technology for the stores under the brand âAudience Specific Experience ASXâ, which controls light, video and audio in the rooms and can be adapted to the environment to suit the tastes of the individual customer at the push of a button. Roland introduced the technology in 2020 and currently operates ten of the new store formats worldwide, with expansion into new markets planned for 2022. With retail bounce back, and 45% of US consumers say they’ll be looking for gifts in-store, and the important Generation Z cohort who are adding time in-store this holiday season has never been more relevant. As retailers continue to compete with ecommerce sites, Roland knows this experience will help them continue to build relationships with in-store consumers. The new Roland store-in-stores offer full-time Roland product experts, hands-on demonstrations and access to the full Roland and BOSS product catalogs. They also show how Roland and BOSS products can help consumers learn, create and perform music.
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The legendary instrument maker seeks to capitalize on retail trends with customizable in-store setups that combine technology and music for the future of shopping (Photo: Business Wire)
“Retailers continue to look for new ways to connect with their customers as they adjust to in-store shopping this holiday season,” said Corin Birchall, Roland Global Retail Operations Manager. âWith Roland’s Audience Specific Experience ASX, anyone entering Roland stores can enjoy music, lighting and screen content that is tailored to their own needs. We’re excited to expand this enhanced retail experience to more retailers around the world, so that both consumers and their dependent sales teams can benefit. “
In 2001 Roland opened its first store-in-store in the UK and later expanded across Europe and Japan with the aim of providing customers with the best physical experience, product knowledge and after-sales support. Since 2020, Roland has been using new technology, access to the entire range of Roland and BOSS products, the complete BPM Supreme music library for testing DJ controllers, free individual training sessions with a Roland product specialist and more. Retailers opening Roland stores typically double their sales of Roland and BOSS products, with many also posting significant increases overall in categories such as piano, synthesizer and drums.
“Even during the pandemic, the Roland Store and the great Roland people have helped grow our business in terms of sales, marketing, brand identity and value,” said Alan Rosen, owner of Bananas At Large, the renowned Northern California-based music maker. , Audio and video equipment retailer founded in 1972. âWe have seen tremendous developments in all Roland products, and particularly in models that we did not have in stock before or that, in our opinion, did not fit our business model at the time, saw a sharp increase. We are really grateful to Roland for the honor and privilege of being the flagship of the Roland Store. “
âThe growth in convenient online shopping has put pressure on physical retailers to do more than just offer product inventory. Increasingly, customers are looking for a shopping spree to excite, discover, learn, and purchase products. As a company known for innovating and developing tomorrow’s technologies in the music world, it seemed appropriate that we also develop the retail experience of the future, âsaid Gordon Raison, Roland’s chief sales and marketing officer.
Roland stores are currently opening in several cities across the United States United States, Glasgow, Montreal, Beijing, Sydney, and Sao Paulo. Roland plans to expand into other metropolitan areas at the heart of regional music making in the future.
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To learn more, visit Roland.com.
About Roland Corporation
For almost 50 years, Roland’s innovative electronic musical instruments and multimedia products have inspired artists and creatives around the world. The company’s pioneering equipment is valued by hobbyists and professionals alike and spans multiple categories, from pianos, synthesizers, guitar products and electronic percussion to DJ controllers, audio / video solutions, live streaming products and more. As technology evolves, Roland continues to lead the way for musicians, producers and beatmakers, delivering modern software-based solutions and seamless creative workflows between hardware products, computers and mobile devices. For more information, visit Roland.com or contact your Roland dealer.
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