As the Classic Department Store Falters, These 4 Challengers Want to Upend the Retail Model

An adjacent industry is cropping up

Don’t call it a comeback—call it a renaissance, a golden age of retail. Contrary to headlines bemoaning the death of merchandising, the so-called “retail apocalypse,” it’s still alive and kicking and was all anyone talked about at this year’s Shoptalk retail/commerce conference. 

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This story first appeared in the March 18, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.