Think brick-and-mortar retail is dead? Amazon physical stores prove otherwise
While many would argue that brick-and-mortar retail is a dying breed, we can clearly see that’s not exactly the case. Online retailer Amazon recently acquired its own physical stores with the purchase of Whole Foods and its first retail pick-up store opening in Columbus, Ohio. This is resounding proof that traditional retail is in fact alive and well.
What many retailers, and some developers, seem to struggle with, though, is the fact that their shoppers are no longer traditional. With cultural shifts in family roles, increasing technology presence and socioeconomic changes throughout the country, shoppers are beginning to fall into two categories—leisure shoppers and convenience or efficiency shoppers—and every one of us has likely been both types depending on the day.
I recently contributed an article to REJournals on what this “new age of shoppers” looks like.
Source: “Think brick-and-mortar retail is dead? Amazon physical stores prove otherwise” in REJournals
by Jessica Neal
Jessica is a driven project manager focusing on retail and mixed use environments. She has a love and talent for bridging the gap between architecture and interior design. When she's not at work, she's likely thinking about or planning her next trip; her favorite vacation spot is Dublin, Ireland.