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Global Retail Group Releases Annual Retail M&A Trends Forecast

  • January 26, 2018

Following years of negative same-store sales declines, store closures and retail bankruptcies, the retail sector emerged from 2017 on more solid footing. A strengthening U.S. economy, driven by robust employment and near record-level consumer confidence, helped drive consumer spending in the latter half of 2017 and provides the strongest backdrop since the Great Recession for retailers entering 2018.

To better assess where the industry is headed this year, we are pleased to present our annual trends report, in which we look back on the retail winners of 2017 and the factors that shaped their success - drawing out the key themes that will also separate the standout performers in 2018 and drive deal-making activity.

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