The Return of the Brick-and-Mortar Store

As Amazon remains seemingly unstoppable and the struggles of physical retailers like Toys "R" Us continue to make headlines, two trends in retail seem irrefutable: E-commerce will only get bigger, and physical retail needs to figure out how to reinvent itself. But some of the economic pressures facing both industries are changing the value equation. For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce, physical retail might find itself with some cost advantages over e-commerce firms — especially those not named Amazon.

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RSK: I think for now convenience will win out but there will be a point where they diverge and cost will become a factor...and a drive to pick up the goods and do more shopping will be well worth it...



- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 19 Date: 5/8/2018 6:39:15 AM -