6/28/2013

Some online retailers could soon open brick-and-mortar locations as Congress considers the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require them to collect taxes like every other business. Experts attending the ICSC's first SCTLive event this week in New York City say Web retailers are already preparing for the new law, should it pass. "We expect in two to three years to see the same type of demand we're seeing on the industrial real estate side come to the retail side, because e-commerce chains will have to begin interfacing with customers more directly to stay competitive," said Kris Bjorson, international director at Jones Lang LaSalle.

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