Jeff Cohn Quoted in CoStar Analysis of Grocery & E-commerce
When Amazon agreed to terms to purchase Whole Foods a month ago, obituary sections across the country began writing the definitive “grocery is dead” eulogy.
In the most recent COHN Voices piece, we asked COHN leadership how traditional grocery should proceed in a post-Amazon world. As always, COHN leaders devised brilliant strategies to combat the new Amazon/Whole Foods alliance.
Mark Heschmeyer, reporter and analysis at commercial real estate outlet CoStar, stumbled across that blog post and decided to call our President and CEO for his expert opinion on the situation.
Jeff’s message? Don’t count grocery out just yet.
You can read Mr. Heschmeyer’s article at CoStar, which includes quotes from Jeff, as well as from Jeffrey Edison, CEO of Phillips Edison & Co. Phillips Edison is a longtime COHN client and owns more than 340 retail properties, which are mostly grocery-anchored.