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Is this not the complete, unfettered opposite of the #omnichannel strategy you're being told you must execute? You are being told everything must be integrated into a monolithic festival of delight ... right?!
The right tactic, of course, is to do what is best for your customer. If your customer wants stores turned into digital distribution centers, have at it. Or your customer might want the exact opposite. Either way, do what is best for the customer, not what helps thought leaders generate page views.