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A Tale of Two Retails – Apocalypse or Renaissance?



EDITORS NOTE: This is first of a multi-part series – Retail Therapy – that focuses on the past, present, and future of the retail sector. The series will conclude on October 2, 2019 with a live stream panel discussion.

Charles Dickens opened his classic A Tale of Two Cities with a description of society leading to the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 

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Retail Therapy: A Tale of Two Retails



It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. Well, for retailers, which one is it? Is the industry in a tug of war of experiencing both? Mark Mathews, VP of Research Development & Industry Analysis at the National Retail Federation sits with us to shed some light on today’s retail.

We have your retail industry news here. Be sure to join us on the Better Series for the next three episodes as we demystify the future of retail.