Which retailers will survive? Part I

Have discretionary retailers waited too long to respond to the online threat? In the first of a two-part series, Jason Prowd puts them to the test.

Until recently, retailing was a local, bricks and mortar affair. But the internet has driven a generational change to the way we communicate and shop.

Whatever you once bought at the shopping centre, you can now buy online, with more choice and better prices. According to the Australian Centre for Retail Studies, even those purchases not made online are researched there first.

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