Do pure-play etailers need stores?

Simply Be opened one of its first bricks-and-mortar stores in Liverpool

Traditional retailers have long grappled with multichannel strategies, but now it is etailers considering whether they need a bricks-and-mortar presence to compete. Rebecca Thomson reports.

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