Thursday, October 18, 2018

Retail isn't dead: Most of your favorite stores are actually still around

NBC News
The recent bankruptcy filing by American icon Sears after 125 years in business sent a shudder through the retail sector. But does it mark the end of old-fashioned stores where shoppers can browse? Not at all. Consumer habits are changing, but one that hasn't is the interest in going to an actual store.

E-commerce sales have steadily climbed since the Census Bureau began tracking them in 1999. But the latest figures from early in 2018 show that online purchasing is still only about 10 percent of all retail.. . . more