Loser: Subscription-based businesses. With 59% of Americans “not interested,” the model seems to have run its course.
Loser: Checking out. Amazon’s move to open stores puts pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers to rethink the checkout experience.
Winner: Amazon, which will step up private-label production in 2017 as consumers shift away from brands.
Winners: Google and Facebook. If you’re in digital media and don’t work for these companies, you’re in a declining industry.
Plus the new pecking order for 2017 and Scott’s New Year’s resolutions.