Category Archives: Part 4: Store Location Planning

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

Retail in 2019: Observations from Knowledge @ Wharton

Despite the wave of store-based retail bankruptcies last year, 2018 was “one of the best years for the retail industry in a decade,”  according to the National Retail Federation. The booming economy and the lowest unemployment rate in a decade … Continue reading

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Clicks to Bricks Strategy – Reaches Tipping Point in 2018

Clicks to Bricks Strategy – Reaches Tipping Point in 2018 Continue reading

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Retail Sales is on the Upswing, Then Why are the Malls Dying?

Monthly statistics from the US Census show that U.S. retail sales are consistently growing at a modest rate, yet shopping mall vacancies and closures are the highest in the last seven years (WSJ 2018). Experts blame the downturn in shopping … Continue reading

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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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