It's an on-going discussion that as technology advances, online shopping will continue to increase, even to the point where virtual shopping in your living room will be the next step.

The article below discusses how Big Data will save offline retail if retailers adopt new strategies to overcome the obstacles. 

For example,  only 27 per cent of visitors feel like retailers provide a deeply desirable, VIP-like experience. Retailers must incorporate technology into their overall strategies to create a holistic, successful experience.

Good news for retailers, offline shopping occupancy rates reached 93.2% at the end of 2015, showing physical retailing could be here to stay.

The question is, which retailers have the strategy in place to survive?