7 Amazon-Obsessed Retail Predictions For 2019

BARBARA THAU | December 18, 2018

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Might the new-school goliath (or online bully, depending on your perspective), finally be getting a real kick in the competitive pants next year from old-school brick-and-mortar giant Walmart's transformative e-commerce moment?That might sound like a stretch, but casting retail predictions against the shadow of Amazon is not. Who are we kidding: The retail industry and we reporter types are obsessed with the e-tailer, which will generate $258.22 billion in U.S. retail sales this year, according to eMarketer. And what merchants do is often explicitly, implicitly or unwittingly, in response to Amazon. So it’s only fitting that we cast illusions of non-Amazon-obsessed thinking aside here, for some unapologetic Amazon-centric retail predictions for 2019.

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