2019: retail game on
CNBC provided an overview of 2018's US retail winners and losers. Big box chains, Target and Walmart kicked some major goals last year - Target reported unprecedented traffic at its stores and Walmart focused on buying various online sellers to grow digital sales. Discounters such as T.J. Maxx, Ross Stores and Burlington Stores continue to see sales grow at stores open for at least 12 months as customers continue to seek low prices. Those who failed or were slow to adapt such as Bon-Ton, Sears, J.C. Penny, Toys R Us, Mattress Firm and David's Bridal were among a slew of retailers that filed for bankruptcy in 2018. Clearly, 2019 will be another fascinating and competitive year in the retail landscape.