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Amazon dominated retail in 2018 — and no one else even came close to touching it

Amazon is projected to close the year netting half of all online shopping done in the US with staggering sales growth online. Nobody else even came close.

The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store

Buy-online-pickup-in-store — affectionately known as BOPIS — was increasingly popular this year.

Amazon’s HQ2 saga was the biggest troll of the year

Amazon implied it was going to revitalize a North American city with its HQ2 project. Instead, it chose the two biggest metro areas on the Eastern Seaboard.
Chick-fil-A is taking over the US

Chick-fil-A is the fast-food chain of the year, and things are only getting better

Chick-fil-A is Business Insider's chain of the year. It is a little bit scary how well Chick-fil-A did in 2018.
Peloton launched its new treadmill this year.

These innovations revolutionized home fitness in 2018

Home fitness is booming thanks to new high-tech innovations. Here were the coolest new developments in the industry this year.
Puerto Rico was hit especially hard by the store closures.

We covered a ton of wild retail stories in 2018, but Sam’s Club’s sudden store closures was the most shocking moment of the year

In a move that caught many by surprise, Sam's Club closed 63 warehouses and laid off thousands of employees in January 2018.
Torchy's Tacos is the best chain we ate at all year.

The best chain we ate at all year is a cult-favorite Texas taco chain that’s trying to take over America

After a year filled with fast-food consumption, a few chains rise above the rest. Torchy's Tacos was best of all.

We visited dozens of stores in 2018 — but these impressed us the most

We visited dozens of stores this year, and Kohl's and TJ Maxx were two of the best. See which other stores won.
Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Five below are all opening tons of new stores this year.

We shopped at 3 of the biggest dollar-store chains in America to see which one offered the best experience, and the winner was clear

Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Five Below are three of the fastest-growing dollar-store chains in the United States.