To gauge the retail recovery and industry outlook for 2022, CBRE recently conducted its third retail flash survey since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
What’s Top of Mind for Retailers in 2022?
              

  • The Recovery: Although new waves of the pandemic have disrupted the recovery this year, nearly 75% of retailers are positive about the sales outlook for 2022.  

 

  • Real Estate Strategy: Sentiment towards expansion is strengthening, with 65% of retailers planning to open more stores next year.

 

  • Future of Retail: 60% of retailers continue to believe that brick-and-mortar stores have a key role to play in consumer engagement.