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Why Retail Expert Revised That 80,000-Store-Closure Outlook

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The analyst who made headlines last year projecting 80,000 store closures in the next five years now has a different perspective on retail’s brick-and-mortar future. A lot has happened since UBS retail analyst Michael Lasser’s update last year, prompting the expert to tone down the original doom-and-gloom outlook by tens of thousands of stores. E-commerce’s…

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