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SOURCE Colliers International
Executive Focus on E-Commerce Platforms Among Nine "Trends to Watch" in 2013
SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite corporate concerns about future tax policy, the past several years of uncertainty have given way to generally more upbeat attitudes in the retail sector for 2013, according to Colliers International's 2013 North American Retail Outlook Report, released today.
Colliers market experts point to key "Trends to Watch" in 2013:
"We watch CapEx because it's one of the best forward-looking indicators of where company executives' heads are," said Ann Natunewicz, U.S. manager of retail research for Colliers International and primary author of the report. "Companies are disclosing less not because we believe they'll actually spend less, but because they're so hyper-aware of the fast-paced marketplace and their competition that they want to maintain flexibility to change course mid-year and, of course, not broadcast their strategies. We actually think that year-end CapEx will come in higher than 2012's, what with so much pressure to invest for innovation and to realize long-term cost savings."
A complete PDF version of the 11-page report, which includes the full list of 2013 "Trends to Watch," is available at www.colliers.com/US/Retail-2013-Outlook.
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