Category Archives: Part 4: Store Location Planning

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

Subway Going Downhill

Just a few years ago, the Subway chain was a fast-food dynamo. For example, see Eat Fresh at Subway and Fastest-Growing U.S. Franchisors. Even today, there are nearly 44,000 franchised outlets around the world, with 25,000 stores in the United States. But Subway is … Continue reading

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Uncertainty with Just One Year Until Brexit Occurs

In one year, Great Britain will officially exit the European Union. Yet, for many British retailers, questions remain. For example, as Silvia Amaro reports for CNBC: “In 365 days, the U.K. will no longer be a member of the European … Continue reading

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How Global Wealth Is Allocated

Income levels are important — domestically and internationally. Therefore, consider these posts — from oldest to newest. What’s Happening with the Economic Mobility of Americans? The U.S. Middle Class: Losing Some of Its Luster Globally. What We Earn by Age, … Continue reading

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Bricks-and-Clicks Retailers’ Hidden Weapon

As we have noted times before, bricks-and clicks retailers are not danger of disappearing.  Having difficulties in an increasingly online world? Yes. Having to make strategic changes to keep up? Yes. But disappearing? No! Here are a few past posts … Continue reading

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Are YOU Starting a New Business? Try Main Street.

Are YOU Starting a New Business? Try Main Street. Catchy title for today’s post, right? 🙂 We know this may sound counter-intuitive. But read on. Main Street is not dying, despite some dire predictions. And there are ample opportunities for … Continue reading

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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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