What’s Causing the “Retail Apocalypse?”

The “retail apocalypse” has been making tons of headlines recently. More than 9,300 store closures were announced in 2019. Macy’s is kicking off 2020 with a plan to shutter 29 locations. But is it really an “apocalypse” or simply the result of the old leaders losing touch with their consumers (and paying the consequences)? As pulled from recent interviews he’s done across the country, Brandon Roe offers a different perspective.


  • A most important trend in 2020 – what 63% of respondents in one survey “expect” as a matter of doing business (that sadly many brands don’t currently offer).

  • What’s really causing the “Retail Apocalypse”… and the opportunity it’s creating for new and innovative brands.

  • A simple (and free) way to collect all the market intelligence you’d ever need on any given market segment under 40 (six specific sources).

To listen to the interview, click here.

About the Author

Andrea Roe is Project Director for Seven Stockings, a graphic design firm for the fashion industry.