GLOBEST.COM: E-Commerce’s Impact on Retail, Industrial

By Carrie Rosenfeld | Orange County

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RealShare-LALOS ANGELES—From omni-channeling to more-efficient buildings, e-commerce has re-energized and enhanced both the retail and industrial sectors, said speakers at RealShare Los Angeles here last week. The breakout panel session “E-Commerce: Retail and Industrial Opportunities in L.A.” discussed the impact of e-commerce on both sectors.

Among the panelists, Chris Hite, president of Coreland Cos., said the double whammy of the recession and e-commerce helped fuel a number of categories that revitalized the retail sector, including fitness and other service businesses. “Smart retailers are embracing e-commerce. Soon, we won’t make the distinction between Internet and brick-and-mortar purchases.”