Monthly Archives: March 2018

These three things were crucial to grocer success in 2017

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March 14, 2018

Grocery openings decreased 28.8 percent from 2016 to 2017 as some grocers reined in expansion plans – a trend echoed loudly in Texas.

While Texas remains one of the hottest states for grocery expansion, the amount of new supermarkets in the state decreased to 1.2 million square feet last year, down from 3 million square feet in 2016.

Increasing competition, shifting consumer habits and the pervasive nature of technology, had several… Read More

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Bank branches dwindle as technology optimizes user experience

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March 1, 2018


Two themes dominate the banking real estate landscape: mobility and optimization.

Thanks to a trend started during the recession and the advent of financial technology, banks large and small are consolidating and no institution is immune to this evolution. The net number of branches in the U.S. declined from 91,900 in… Read More