Wal-Mart's Infill Strategy?

Wal-Mart builds a 3-story store inside a vacant department store at an enclosed mall in a dense Los Angeles neighborhood.
June 25, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer, now the largest in the world, started in rural towns, moved into the suburbs in the 1980s and 1990s, and now is inching into the nation's largest cities... The decision to locate at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza indicates Wal-Mart's willingness to alter its prototype to penetrate a dense urban market... Given an attractive location such as Baldwin Hills, Wal-Mart will occasionally forego its traditional building program and retrofit an existing location."

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Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in National Real Estate Investor
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