Retail industry sales are expected to remain on the upswing for the next several years and so are store openings.
A new report by Zebra Technologies, conducted with IHL Group,
projects that retail industry sales in North America and EMEA regions
(Europe, the Middle East and Africa) will rise 3% annually through 2021,
led by a shift to greater e-commerce/omnichannel sales volume.
The year 2017 saw more retail store openings than closures and store
openings are expected to outpace closures through 2021, according to
Zebra’s 2017 Retail Transformation Study. . . . more