Spotlight:
Retail Myths Exploded 2015

Retail Myths Exploded
Retail Myths Exploded

21 September 2015, words by Marie Hickey

We address a number of myths in the retail sector, particularly in regard to ideas that were espoused during the height of the recession.

■ At the height of the recession a number of potential structural shifts in the way we shop and how retailers would respond to these were identified.

■ The overwhelming message was that the physical store would lose out to online and that retailers would need to rationalise portfolios.

■ Five years on, and the economy back in recovery, some of these shifts, or rather 'myths', have not taken hold.

■ This report explores some of these 'myths' and what has actually taken place. We also explore what these evolving trends mean for UK retail property going forward.

 

 

"The rental growth outlook is positive with the smaller affluent centres and core secondary pitches expected to lead"

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Articles from Spotlight: Retail Myths Exploded

Retail Myth One

21 September 2015

Retail Myth One

Online retailing is killing off the need for physical stores.

Retail Myth Two

21 September 2015

Retail Myth Two

New international entrants are not interested in regional centres.

Retail Myth Three

21 September 2015

Retail Myth Three

You just need 50 to 80 stores to be a national retailer.

Retail Myth Four

21 September 2015

Retail Myth Four

Only value retailers are expanding.

Retail Myth Summary

21 September 2015

Retail Myth Summary

What does this mean for UK retail property?

 
 

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Marie Hickey

Marie Hickey

Director
Commercial Research

Savills Margaret Street

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Tom Whittington

Director
Retail Research

Savills Manchester

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