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Elsewhere, it might be that having an extensive real estate portfolio is no longer what drives sales, bringing the significant cost into question. At the very least, with property costs mounting, some re-imagination of how best to use space could lead to some relief. Cash, financing and funding are naturally the lifeblood of retail, so whether is increasing the visibility of a retailer’s cash position, optimising debt structures to maximise headroom, or refinancing to provide some breathing space, it’s important be aware of the tools on the table that can turn pending threats into an opportunity to thrive.

Philip Lawrence // Phil.Lawrence@KPMG.co.uk // home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home/insights/2018/08/where-to- play-how-to-win-in-retail.html

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