2019 Retail Trends: E-Shopping and Omnichannel Bring Disruption and Innovation

LAUREN FRAM | December 3, 2018

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The retail landscape is changing, and changing dramatically. Perhaps you’ve heard of the recent retail apocalypse. Perhaps you’ve already adapted your retail strategy to avoid it. Perhaps you were way ahead of the curve and were an early adopter of retail technology, avoiding the apocalypse altogether. Regardless of whether you’re aware of the supposed apocalypse or not, retail technology is changing the face of retail. Some proponents of storefront retail may argue that the digitization of retail is a bad thing, causing storefronts to close and jobs to become obsolete. But retail is simply changing, adapting new technology and following customers as they embrace e-commerce. The fact is that 51% of Americans prefer to shop online and Millennials and Gen Xers are spending an average of 50% more time than Baby Boomers doing it.

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Paradies Lagardere operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. With expertise in international, national and local brands, we work with our airport, brand and supplier partners to create memorable and positive shopping experiences for today’s travelers. As the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, Paradies Lagardère provides exceptional customer service, superior design, and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management. Exciting Concepts: Food and Beverage, Specialty Retail and Travel Essentials; we have an ever-growing portfolio of brands in a diverse mix of categories such as fashion, luxury, electronics and more. Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

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