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You're reading: The future of retail

Those are things moving fast but the trend with the most potential for significant economic impact is, in fact, retail.

The sleepy, boring business of selling things to consumers is pepping up and becoming a hotbed of innovation. Technology and consumer trends are combining to create a shopping experience entirely different from anything we’ve seen before.

As Darrel Rigby points out in his HBR article, every 50 years retail goes through a major disruption. The rise of urban centers brought us department stores. Automobiles created suburbs and shopping malls. Then category killers and discount stores like Kmart and Wal-Mart challenged that status quo. Now retail is being reinvented all over again.

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