Excerpt from the original article by Paul Skeldon:
Shane Finlay, Director of Retail Industries, SAP outlines how Black Friday has shown that far from killing it, the mobile has made the High Street more relevant than ever.
The retail industry’s most important day of the year, Black Friday has come and gone for 2016 and, as predicted, shoppers increasingly shied away from the stores opting instead to make their purchases online. While UK retail footfall dropped 0.7% from 2015, online shopping keeps growing with the association for online retailers, IMRG, estimating that £1.27bn was spent on Black Friday this year, up 16% from last year.
So does this spell the end of the physical stores? According to many industry experts it does, but I’m not so sure.