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Retailers and the pressing question of their real estate portfolios

Bruce Roberson, head of supply chain advisory for EMEA at CBRE, discusses how a growth in e-commerce is causing difficult questions for retailers regarding the make-up of their real estate portfolios

It is not an understatement to say that Covid-19 has vastly altered markets and the way businesses work within them, especially those in the retail sector. Arguably one of the greatest changes induced by Covid-19 is the rapid take-up of e-commerce in place of physical retail. “Online sales

over the period of the pandemic than in the last ten years combined,” says the head of supply chain advisory at global real estate company CBRE Bruce Robertson. He acknowledges that since the start

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