Category Archives: Part 4: Store Location Planning

This sub-category encompasses trading-area analysis and site selection.

Shopping Centers’ Impact

Despite the downward trend in the overall popularity of shopping centers, they still account for a sizeable part of the U.S. economy. Their impact remains enormous — even if reduced. According to various sources — International Council of Shopping Center … Continue reading

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McDonald’s: Selling Lobster Rolls in Maine

McDonald’s is constantly striving to improve itself and to be more distinctive both in the United States and internationally. See, for example, “McDonald’s Shifting Gears”. Here’s an example, as reported by Chris Snyder for Business Insider: “When you think of … Continue reading

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Three Shopping Center Videos

Take a look at how three shopping locations are marketing themselves to potential retail tenants (and, sometimes, to customers).   (Videos from Business Insider)  

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Which Retailers Have the Most Stores in the United States?

There are various ways to determine the “top” retailers in the United States, such as based on sale volume or annual sales growth. Another way is by the total number of stores. The chart below, with data compiled by the … Continue reading

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Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs!

We can learn a lot from successful entrepreneurs in terms of how to start a business, how to scale a business, and how to stay inspired. Recently, Tracey Wallace published (for Big Commerce) “234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling, … Continue reading

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Retail Data by World Region

Retailing performance varies greatly around the world. Let’s take a look at some highlights by region: most  expensive retail location, most  affordable retail location, strongest retail growth, biggest retail decline, and proportion of retail growth. The following charts were developed by … Continue reading

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Retail Stores Are Thriving Here!

Despite the tough times that many retailers are having with their brick-and-mortar stores, there are still some highly desirable, premium retail store locations — with the rents to prove it! 🙂 As reported by Dyfed Loesche for Statista:  “When it comes … Continue reading

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