Consumer shopping habits were changing before the pandemic began. The economic turmoil caused by the global health crisis only quickened the move to buying everything from groceries to clothes and sporting equipment online. Now consumers are returning to shopping in person, causing retailers to rethink brick-and-mortar stores. Our Project515 panelists Thursday discussed these trends and peeked into the future to predict trends on the horizon for the retail sector.

Steve Frevert - Executive director, Historic Valley Junction Foundation
Aaron Hyde - Vice president, associate adviser, JLL Des Moines
Alexander Hall - Owner, operator, St. Kilda's restaurants
Cassie Sampson - Owner, operator, East Village Spa
Tyler Dingel - Senior vice president, CBRE|Hubbell Commercial

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