I ain't so sure ! In a push for growth the multiples pushed out most of the Indi's from the UK High Streets, at all levels, from market town to major town, what we have seen over the last couple of years is these same multiples pulling out of the lower mid grade towns, in the believe that they will be covered on-line, perhaps so. This surely gives the Indi a chance to rise again, landlords will need to re think their expectations of yield if there shops are not to remain empty, there are only so many coffee shops and phone stores to go round. Online continues to grow, however it is slowing, one big issue that everyone seems to be overlooking is profit, can someone out there please tell me why all the hype when the profits are at best marginal and in some cases non existent, i understand that these business's are being
invested in for the future but many are starting already to lose traction, see Boo Hoo article, if online operated as retail does then most of the online retailers would have gone bust, seems all the investors are interested in is not profit but growth, growth, growth, float, walk away, to me it's still a bubble if not pyramid investment, i maybe wrong but bricks and mortar still appears to be more profitable and king, hey, one day it maybe more novel to actually try stuff on before you buy !