The retail landscape has changed dramatically over the last year, with themes such as the decline of mall-based retail and the rise of e-commerce darlings dominating headlines. For some retailers, 2016 spelled the end, but for others, it fueled record sales and futuristic ideas to revolutionize in-store shopping. Before retailers look forward to the trends and technologies the new year will bring, it’s important to reflect on some of the most impactful events of 2016. From American Apparel’s second bankruptcy to Amazon’s blockbuster self-made holiday, here’s a look back at the biggest events from the last 12 months.
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RETAIL DIVE 12/19/2016