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Cushman & Wakefield Webinar Examines the State of Holiday Retail and the Implications of E-Commerce Growth

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2016 – With the holiday shopping season underway, Cushman & Wakefield examined the impact of e-commerce on the supply chain and brick-and-mortar retail in a November webinar. The program, “Bricks vs. Clicks,” focused on why Cyber Monday is eclipsing Black Friday, and the ongoing implications of e-commerce growth into 2017 and beyond. Cushman & Wakefield’s Ben Conwell, eCommerce Fulfillment Practice Group leader (and former Amazon North American operations real estate director), and Garrick Brown, head of Retail Research for the Americas, led the discussion. “November and December comprise the biggest shopping season of the year, and for many retailers sales during these two months represent a major percentage of annual revenue,” Brown said. “In short, this is a make or break time for retail. The good news is that we anticipate 3.7 percent overall holiday retail sales growth in 2016, despite the election and hinging somewhat on [...]