Bye Bye Big Box?

Continuing its effort to rewrite consumer buying trends, Amazon is making a push for big American brands to skip stores and sell to customers direct.

Bloomberg is reporting that the Seattle-based company is holding a meeting with major consumer products firms to discuss cutting out retailers. Amazon, with its massive and growing logistics infrastructure, would of course volunteer to handle fulfillment.

This, and other firms pushing for more and more home delivery of what Americans consume, is further evidence of the importance of the dwindling supply of industrial real estate near densely populated urban centers. Supply is down, demand is up, and prices are following suit.