Podcast: Bricks and clicks

Traditional bricks and mortar retailers, occupying premises under long leases with upwards only rent reviews, can be forgiven for looking enviously at online retailers and their flexibility and comparatively low overheads. But those retailers which integrate the benefits of technology into their store strategy through a combined “bricks and clicks” approach will surely be best positioned to enjoy a successful – and productive – future.

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