Retail sales are expected to grow 3.4% in 2017. Many sellers and shoppers alike are optimistic that 2017 will breathe change and new life into our industry. As a nation, we are looking at new economic plans under a new president and many states have voted to implement new minimum wages, meaning more consumers will have more spending flexibility in the coming year. This past year, we have seen major trends towards health-conscious themes and preferences towards natural and made in the U.S.A. products. As always, consumers are looking for simple and novel solutions to improve their day-to-day quality of life, as well as fun tech toys and innovations. To help you plan for the changes ahead and stay up to date on the latest movements, Independent Retailer has gathered our favorite new, trending, and top selling products that can be easily added to almost any store’s inventory to launch you into a successful and profitable 2017. The patented mom-created LayNGo design is built to provide “portable, simple solutions,” says founder Amy Fazackerley. The original product was made as a solution for her kids’ toys and Legos®. “I got really frustrated with not being able to manage their Leg...