The death of retail or a retail renaissance: Which is it?

RCE_comBoth property companies and retailers are reporting a crisis and the death of retail. Stores are being shut down or shrinking their footprints, and the traditional retail format with merchandise lined up on shelves is a dying breed. Yet at the same time there is a renaissance going on in retail, and we are seeing examples of brands and retailers who are able to reinvent their businesses and adapt to a new market and new consumer behaviours — allowing them to increase customer loyalty in the bargain. So what are the success factors driving this? And what will the stores that succeed in reinventing themselves in a world where the digital is merging with the physical look like?    http://bit.ly/BR2O2mn5A

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