Category Archives: Retail space

Driverless cars will change everything about retail hotspots

In his autobiography Sam Walton described why he preferred a small propeller plane to a jet.  He could fly closer to the ground and see how America’s towns and cities were growing.  Having scouted out the traffic flows and selected … Continue reading

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Stores are far from a waste of space

Space is big, as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy accurately noted. And with 22 per cent of non-food sales having moved online and the typical store experiencing negative like-for-likes of two to three per cent each year, the retail … Continue reading

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What’s in store for 2013

As the new year approaches, here are my predictions for 2013. Overall retail spending will only recover very slowly, at best. Consumer confidence will remain fragile, worries about unemployment will cause many households to save rather than spend, and the … Continue reading

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What to watch for in retailing

Writer Fritz Dressler said: “Predicting the future is easy. It’s trying to figure out what’s going on now that’s hard.”  This is especially true in a recession.  In the past 150 years there have been 28 recessions, most of which … Continue reading

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