Body Scans, Same-Day Delivery and Other Scenes from Retail’s Brave…
Body Scans, Same-Day Delivery and Other Scenes from Retail’s Brave New World
SNL Real Estate Daily
May 27, 2013
As seen in this article, “New retail concepts and retail fundamentals were the bill of fare, but the International Council of Shopping Center’s RECon conference this year could easily have been mistaken for a technology or social-media event.
On some panels, market projections approached science fiction: Jeffrey Newman, senior partner at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. and chair of the firm’s real estate department, posited the arrival of same-day, or even four-hour or same-hour, delivery – an eventuality with profound implications for both retail and industrial real estate. He posited a future when online retailers have brick-and-mortar distribution centers all over the country.”