We’ve all heard it before: If you can’t innovate, you’ll get disrupted. While there’s no magic crystal ball that will help retailers predict the future, there are expert opinions on what needs to be done to stay relevant in 2019. Here we’ll explore the top trends shaping the retail landscape in 2019 and how each of them has the potential to drive in-store sales.
Tapping into new and emerging markets, and embracing e-commerce is crucial to continued retail growth. In particular, U.S. retailers that are aggressively trying to grow their business outside the U.S. must understand the global trade and compliance implications of opening stores and shipping goods to international locations.
Retail is like a dinghy in the midst of a surging sea. Everything that goes on around it, from changing tides to tropical storms, can affect its movement, behavior, and ability to stay afloat. And this time, Marie Kondo is the one rocking the retail boat.