This author believes fast fashion and grocery delivery are the biggest retail trends that will come to an end next year. I would love to get your opinion.
By Kelsi Maree Borland | December 07, 2018
The retail industry is rapidly evolving, and
trends that were once mainstays have been dying out. This has manifested as
major store closures in the last couple of years, and unfortunately, we aren’t
out of the dark yet. In 2019, expect fast fashion brands like H&M and
Forever 21 to start to show signs of trouble, according to Sean Slater of
Retail Design Collaborative.
Fast fashion isn’t the only retail trend that
Slater expects to end next year. Grocery delivery efforts, he says, are also on
their way out—despite the recent surge in attention. “Curbside pick-up has been
a start and stop process over the last few years. We have seen a ton of
investment from Walmart, Kroger and Target into this idea, but I think that we
are going to have another downturn in the importance of that,” he explains.
“This year, there have been a huge capital investment into curbside pick-up,
but I think that those investments will go on pause. It is going to be much
more about the in-store satisfaction and much less about how fast you can pick
up a bag of groceries.”