Published at: 2016-06-06 12:20 | Author: David Karch
The fast pace of box retailer openings distorts the careful new strategy big chains are employing in their push for market share
These days, the big-name chain retailers such as Wal-Mart or Lowes seem to be opening new locations on a weekly basis somewhere in Central Florida. The growth may seem random, or overly ambitious to the untrained eye. But two brokers who specialize in commercial retail explain that “big-box” retailers follow specific plans to determine when and where to expand.

“Large big-box retail growth has been very focused over the last 36 months,” says James Mitchell, senior vice president at CBRE. Duri...

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