Tag Archives: location

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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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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The Most Popular Supermarkets by State

Did you know that there are really no national supermarket chains in the United States, except for those operated by retail giants Walmart and Target (both of which have supermarkets in many of their big-box stores)? As a result, supermarket popularity … Continue reading

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Can Tesla Sell Direct and Bypass Dealers?

As we approach the end of 2016, we are going to present some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we cover Tesla’s unique and controversial dealership program … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Some Store-Based Retailers Get It?

Target had a lot of problems a couple of years ago, with hackers get into the accounts of millions of shoppers. It received a lot of negative press; and for a while, Target was distrusted by some of its customers. … Continue reading

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Kearney GRDI 2015: A Slideshow

Every year, A.T. Kearney produces a Global Retail Development Index (GRDI): “The 2015 GRDI reflects a retail environment in developing markets filled with exciting challenges. These markets continue to entice global retailers, which are still investing in building a long-term … Continue reading

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Location-Based Targeting Is on the Move

There have been a lot of innovations in location planning in recent years. For example, see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And the advances keep on coming. As reported by Erin Harris, editor-in-chief, Innovative Retail Technologies: “Location-based technologies continue to help … Continue reading

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