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10 retail trends to watch in 2019

Originally published on Retail Dive
From store concept advancements to an e-commerce reckoning, the Retail Dive team takes on predictions for the year ahead.
It was the best of retail times, it was the worst of retail times. Between   historic bankruptcies, amazing   advancements in technology, devastating   consumer data breaches and a blockbuster   end-of-year sales season, 2018 was a roller coaster for shoppers and retailers alike. It also set the stage for the year ahead. Will stores be able to build off of the holiday season? Will more companies file for Chapter 11? What will the industry be buzzing about? The staff at Retail Dive looks ahead to the 10 most exciting trends on the horizon. 
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Topics: Retail

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Topics: Retail

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Last year Nielsen reported that the total market size for private brands was set at $150 billion, claiming an 18.4% dollar share, where one out of every five products purchased by consumers in supermarkets consisted of private label, making these an excellent opportunity to increase profits and strengthen your store's shoppers' loyalty.

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Topics: Retail, Innovation

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Topics: Retail, Innovation, Shopping Experience

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