As consumers have finally thawed out from the long and frigid winter, our retail newsletter takes a look at the economy and latest retail trends. While Q1 saw a weak GDP reading, Consumer Confidence continues to improve, and e-commerce continues to fuel gains. Retailers are ramping up their in-store experience and integrating the trend of “social shopping” into their strategy, strengthening their omni-channel approach. And as Birchbox gets ready to launch its first retail location in SoHo, we have the latest on subscription boxes. Download the newsletter for the rest of our retail insights!