Weak R&D can slow Spar departmental stores’s growth as competitors out-innovate Spar departmental stores… … "Weak R&D (Spar departmental stores)" will have a long-term negative impact on this entity, which subtracts from the entity's value. "Weak R&D (Spar departmental stores)" is a difficult qualitative factor to overcome, so the investment will have to spend a lot of time trying to overcome this issue.