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Sourcing Outlook: Experts Predict What to Expect in 2016

Mark Hayden, executive vice president of Linmark Group

Major lessons learned in 2015

“All eyes on China (not U.S. or Europe): A 2 percent currency devaluation rattled world currency markets; Chinese shopping tours impacted major markets.

Trade and geopolitics: U.S. and China are flexing trade muscles to influence Asian countries.”

Predictions for 2016

“E-commerce continues its growth path in taking market share, but multi-channel retailers will be best performers.”