The nation’s retailers are bullish on the new year.
North American retailers expect a 6.2% increase in sales in 2018,
according to research from IHL Group. The report found that retailers
are increasing the number of stores in 2018 by an average of 5.6%, with
planned remodel of stores expected to rise more than 5%.
IT spend is also up. Store level IT Investment is expected to rise 5.8% this year over 2017 levels.. . . more