They came to the National Retail Federation convention to be uplifted and received a dose of reality: The economic rebound is “fragile,” business probably won’t get much better this year, and the future of traditional indoor malls is bleak given that many are stuck in the status quo and being sold off.
That was the message retailers heard from industry leaders on a panel with a promising theme, “Re-imagining Main Street — How Brick and Mortar Retail Will Thrive in the 21st Century,” and a lot of straight talk.
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