Category Archives: Part 4: Store Location Planning

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

Popularity of Bricks and Clicks

For today’s shopper, there are three shopping formats from which to choose: bricks, clicks, and a combination of bricks and clicks. It should come as no surprise that the majority use both online and offline channels. 27% shop either only … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts Online Versus Offline Commerce

As we have noted before, marketers must understand shopper online-offline psychology. In this post, we add several interesting facts online versus offline commerce.   Interesting Facts Online Versus Offline Commerce Thanks to Josh Wardini for authoring this section of today’s … Continue reading

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2018 Retail StatPack

In conjunction with Oracle and Bronto, eMarketer offers a FREE Retail StatPack. Just click on the image. Then fill out the short form to download the report.    

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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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