Retail

Recent reports have revealed weaknesses in the big box business model. Will Wal-Mart’s new urban stores be as successful as its outdated model?
Feb 21, 2014   PlannersWeb
Counter-intuitively, Natl. Real Estate Investor says that sales in physical stores is supported by increases in broadband, and therefore the internet seems to enhance retail sales in shops.
May 3, 2011   National Real Estate Investor
A new project is opening in San Francisco that utilizes a vacant piece of land for a temporary retail installation using shipping containers.
Apr 24, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Who ever heard of "small-box stores"? Retail experts say the Walmarts and Targets of the world should have great success with smaller stores in urban settings.
Mar 31, 2011   Retail Traffic Magazine
Built around a BART station in 1999, Oakland, California's Fruitvale Village has had a tough time keeping its retail space alive (as have many TODs). The property managers have learned some lessons over the years about how to overcome the challenges.
Mar 23, 2011   New Urban Network
Developers are planning a push into the Great White North with an (until now) distinctly American product - the outlet center.
Feb 4, 2011   Retail Traffic Magazine
A national survey of independent businesses found that those in communities with an active "buy local" campaign experienced significantly stronger revenue growth in 2010 compared to those located in areas without one.
Feb 1, 2011   New Rules Project
Wal-Mart has started a major public relations effort to try to get the public behind plans to open several of its big box retail stores in New York City.
Jan 11, 2011   The New York Times
Big box retailers are continuing to target urban markets, and finding new ways to squeeze their large sizes into dense urban settings.
Dec 23, 2010   NPR
As chain stores move into a Brooklyn neighborhood, some locals worry about the loss of local character and small businesses.
Nov 13, 2010   The New York Times
The Save-a-Lot grocery chain has succeeded by going into urban and rural low-income areas that other chains have shied away from.
Sep 23, 2010   Retail Traffic Magazine