Flexing the stockroom for a ‘new’ retail supply chain future


 

Even before coronavirus, bricks and mortar retailers were facing an existential crisis. Soaring business rates, rent reviews, and minimum wages were already putting pressure on the size and scale of physical shops. And against the increasing appeal of online shopping to a conscious, discriminating and tech-savvy market, the role of bricks versus clicks has long been in debate. The virus is accelerating trends that were already evident and now, as retailers resume trading, new opportunities emerge and existing challenges demand […]