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Here Are Reasons Why Good Stores Succeed

Since retail stores still represent about 90% of U.S. retail shopping, they are not facing imminent death (as some have predicted). Here are two charts from eMarketer that summarize why and how physical stores retain a lot of popularity, despite … 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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How Over-Saturated with Retail Space Is the U.S.?

As we have noted before, it has been a tough several years for physical U.S. stores as more shoppers head online. Thus,  this is a good first question: How over-saturated with retail stores is the United States? And the follow-up … Continue reading

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Good Bye for The Limited? An Update

After more than 50 years, youth-oriented women’s apparel retailer The Limited decided to shut all of its 255 stores. Shortly therefore, the company entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.   This is the current screen shot at its Web site.     What … Continue reading

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Apps for Bricks-and-Mortar Firms

Being a store owner/manager can be demanding on your time, resources, and energies. There are so many responsibilities; and it likely seems that often there aren’t enough hours in the day. Technology has helped to make many mundane tasks more efficient … Continue reading

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An Early 2015 Retail Holiday Forecast

According to consulting firm Deloitte’s latest retail forecast, 2015 holiday sales are expected to increase by 3.5 to 4 percent. This includes both online shopping and brick-and-mortar stores. Take a look at this video from The Street.    

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Worldwide, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Still a Big Winner

Despite perceptions to the contrary, on a global basis, brick-and-mortar stores are not fading away in the face of online and mobile shopping. However, these stores must be committed to customers and adaptive to the times. eMarketer reports that: “Customer … Continue reading

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