Investors eye up out-of-town shops as Britons click-and-collect

April 1, 2015 5:29 PM

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April 1 (Reuters) - Investors in UK commercial real estate are snapping up large out-of-town shops to capitalise on the rebounding economy and a trend among online shoppers to click-and-collect.

The growing popularity of e-commerce has hurt prospects for some retail investments, but out-of-town warehouses are expected to outperform and provide steady returns even as the proportion of online sales grows.

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