As consumer spending slows across the world, a variety of "brick
and mortar" retailers are clearly feeling the impact. Foot
traffic is slowing, and it's getting harder to balance debt laden
real estate portfolios and fickle consumer trends.
For consumer product manufacturers, retail distribution is key -
it's how you get in front of a customer. It's why the big PC
manufacturers are all working hard to score deals with big
retailers (or build their own retail outlets) around the world.
But making money on PC's is tough - for most PC makers, you're
remarketing someone else's operating … [Read more...]