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Dollar General new store concept Popshelf will cater to wealthier demographic

Traditional Dollar General stores cater to a demographic with income less than $40,000 and are strategically placed in rural areas, not likely to have a large retailer, such as Walmart to contend with.  Notable for bargain deals on basic needs, Dollar General thrived as an essential retailer, remaining open during the outbreak of the pandemic. […]

Home Depot and Lowe’s Capitalized on Pandemic

As an essential retailer for emergency home repairs, Home Depot and Lowe’s were allowed to stay open when most retail shut down for months. Essential home repairs were not the only beams holding up the home improvement stores.  Stuck at home with the home becoming the one space for work, school, and living, consumers responded […]

Retail-to-Industrial Conversions Find Traction Amid Pandemic

Retail industry experts have promulgated the idea that the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns simply sped up the inevitable demise of shopping centers, malls and retailers that for years had struggled to survive. It also could be said that the health crisis has accelerated another trend that was gaining momentum: establishing last-mile e-commerce logistics hubs at […]

Retail Expansion in Rhode Island

The Retail Industry has struggled for years and even more so now with COVID-19, but some are starting to see a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel, and we wanted to share the top three retailers expanding in Rhode Island, even during the pandemic. Market Basket: Starting in 1917, Market Basket proudly […]

The Rise of a Retail Juggernaut

In 2019, Walmart was the highest-grossing retailer, making more than twice what its closest competitor, Amazon, earned in retail sales. Amazon may have defined the last decade of retail, but Walmart has comfortably maintained its dominance in this new environment of omnichannel selling and tech-based solutions. By harnessing its substantial physical footprint, continuously experimenting with […]

Top 5 Expanding Discount Stores

Discount stores have come a long way from the chintzy toys and off-brand candy of past decades. These stores were already rapidly growing in popularity, and the pandemic has proven their staying power. With customers looking for value, these brands continue to open stores and give shoppers access to the goods they need at the […]

Top 5 Expanding Retail Pharmacy Brands

Pharmacies not only provide essential service for their communities; they’ve also long been innovative spaces that lead retail trends. From the soda fountains of the 1950s and earlier to providing some of the simplest and most accessible sites for COVID-19 testing, pharmacies are often ahead of the game. Pharmacies provide medication and face-to-face (sometimes life […]

5 Retailers Expanding Across Tennessee

The retail industry has been on a tumultuous up and down journey since the evolution of online shopping. Tie in the recent coronavirus pandemic and most retailers have been thwarted into a crisis. Many have faced a pivot or perish fate, however, in the landlocked southern state of Tennessee some retailers are still expanding. Here’s […]

Evicting a Tenant with a Lease

It has always been crucial for commercial landlords to have thriving tenants instead of fighting battles with difficult tenants on the brink of eviction. This need has often become clearer as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, often highlighting more troublesome tenants. Formally evicting a tenant may seem like a painful process, but it can be more […]

Retailers are Expanding in Connecticut

The Retail Industry has struggled for years and even more so now with COVID-19 but retailers in the food industry have a different story. Here are four businesses continuing to expand in Connecticut. Stop & Shop Beginning as a small grocery store in the early 1900s, Stop & Shop has grown to over 400 locations […]

The Unexpected rise and expansion of Tractor Supply

COVID-19 arrived in time to add gasoline to an already suffering retail industry. Then, out of the fire came a few retail brands that have surprised the economy not only by continuing on, but thriving and expanding. One retail brand that has risen unexpectedly during the pandemic is Tractor Supply Company. Recently opening it’s 1900th […]

5 Retailers Expanding in Texas

Examining retail trends in Texas is an interesting experience, because the state is very, very large. Spanning approximately 269,000 square miles -- larger than France -- the Lone Star State has a population of 29 million and four major population areas: Austin (the capital); Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Even with the state’s size […]

Top 5 Grocery Brands To Fit Any Size Vacancy

Six months ago, as people feared what could be months of mandatory lock-down, grocers scrambled to keep their shelves and freezer cases stocked with staples like soup, bread, and frozen pizza. While the pandemic hasn’t been kind to many industries, grocery stores have seen huge increases in demand as more people choose to cook and […]

How COVID-19 has changed Nordstrom’s Store Revamp Plans

Nordstrom is certainly not the only department store that has taken a hit from COVID-19, but their reputation as having highly experiential retail and in-depth customer service and engagement mean it can be harder to open during a highly contagious pandemic.Nordstrom had already announced it would permanently close 16 of its department stores in response […]

4 Retailers Exceeding Expectations during Covid-19

The early days of the pandemic provided some brands enormous success, especially if they still had toilet paper to sell. Other brands during lock down suffered tremendously. As COVID raged through our nation, a few brands unexpectedly did better than anticipated. In this battle to keep alive, these businesses, with a mixture of preparedness and […]
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