If 2017 was the year of the retail apocalypse, then 2018 could be the year of a retail renaissance. The signs are promising. Retailers have come through a time of trial, and many of the ones that have survived have made the necessary adjustments to align with evolving consumer needs and desires. While there will continue to be more retail closures in 2018, it’s unlikely we will see anything near the fallout that 2017 brought. Going into 2018, consumers are showing signs of renewed interest, with growing consumer confidence, and if the tax cut lives up to its promise, people will see more money in their paychecks in early 2018. Read more at Forbes.