executive chairman Howard Schultz has observed an “abundance of empty
storefronts across” in prime locations in a number of U.S. cities.
are at a major inflection point as landlords across the country will be
forced (sooner than later) to permanently lower rent rates to adjust to
the ‘new norm’ as a result of the acute shift (consumer behavior) away
from brick and mortar retailing to e-commerce,” Schultz wrote in a memo
to his leadership team that’s been reviewed by Yahoo Finance.. . . more