Fitness clubs and discounters are also popular fill-ins for former "category-killers" like CompUSA and Linens ‘n Things.
"The trend is benefiting landlords as well. The roster of typical big box tenants continues to thin. Most big box chains are not expanding and there are few new concepts on the horizon as others deal with bankruptcies, closures and liquidations. In this climate, grocery stores have become an attractive option."