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The Talk of RECon 2019

May 22, 2019

A variety of voices from the retail sector have been heard over the past several days at RECon. They present many impressions of a multi-sided part of the economy. In public forums and in private meetings, executives and senior professionals have weighed in on the future of the industry. Here are a few impressions from the event, which concludes today.

Hessam Nadji offered telling statistics during Marcus & Millichap’s annual Retail Trends update, held Monday night at the Renaissance Hotel. E-commerce sales from December 2018 to April 2019 jumped 145 percent year-over-year, yet other categories benefited as well. Food and beverage sales rose 96 percent, and spending on healthcare products was up 43 percent.

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