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The Reinvention of Retail: Oblivion or Opportunity?

Numerous articles say we’re set for a “Retail Apocalypse” to progress throughout 2020, as e-commerce continues to penetrate consumer lives at scale. It makes for a startling headline of course, but the future of physical retail may not be as catastrophic as the phrase implies. Quite the opposite – in the face of almost 9,000 closed stores this year in the US and UK combined, newly emerging retailers born online are seeking to kickstart their physical footprint. We’re seeing an evolution in the relationship between online…