The Long & Short of It

The Retail Renaissance

Published on05 OCT 2018

The reality is that [stores] that are surviving are thriving.

- Matt Fassler

Matt Fassler
Business Unit Leader, US Consumer/Retail Research, Goldman Sachs Research

A year ago, people were talking about the death of retail. But the reality? “We’re having a retail renaissance,” says Goldman Sachs Research’s Matt Fassler. Fassler has long held that survivors of eCommerce disruption would have to rethink their approach to having a physical storefront, a trend he’s seeing play out among management teams. Add in a strong consumer backdrop, inventory discipline, and continued innovation, and retailers’ “good moment should last for a while.”

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