Looking back, 2018 proved to be a pivotal year across industries for the widespread adoption and integration of smart capabilities, automation, and adaptive consumer-centric conveniences. As new technologies continue to evolve, emerging product categories have the capability to negatively impact those that have been longstanding within the CE industry. A recent example of this dynamic is the impact that smartphone technology had on digital cameras. As 2018 comes to an end, retailers and manufacturers continue to diversify to gain market share and consumer loyalty, with an ultimate goal of driving sales. Continue to read below to learn what the dedicated category experts at gap intelligence observed this year and what they predict for 2019.