The history of retail: a timeline

The history of retail: a timeline

The retail industry is one of the most critical elements of the way humans interact, consume and exchange value. Believe it or not, the history of retail dates way farther back than you think. From farmers exchanging animals to the introduction of the first shopping mall in 1930, it’s been an interesting evolution.

Here’s a look at the evolution of retail, from its beginnings to where we are today.

 

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