All posts tagged “shopping

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From retail to logistics

Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking about the future of the mall on this blog. It’s a topic that I’m very interested in. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published an article talking about the trend of converting retail/shopping facilities to logistic centers.  Here’s… Read More

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Retail tipping point

Venture capitalist Benedict Evans recently published a post on his blog called, Ten Year Futures. If you haven’t already noticed, I really enjoy this sort of curiosity and line of thinking. Here is an excerpt where he talks about retail being at a tipping point:… Read More

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Take it and go

Given the option, I will buy online as opposed to offline. About the only thing I consistently buy in-person is groceries. Food shopping remains a persistently in-store activity for most of the market. Though some European countries seem to have much higher online food shopping… Read More

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Below-grade urbanism

I came across an interesting discussion on Twitter last night about tunnels, bridges, elevated walkways, and Toronto’s elaborate (mostly) underground shopping complex known as the PATH. It’s the largest of its kind in the world. Here’s the thing: the idea of pulling people off the… Read More

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Where do you shop?

Matthew Townsend of Bloomberg recently published an interesting article talking about the dominance of Amazon.com (and online shopping in general); the shift towards experiences over stuff; and the languishing brick-and-mortar brands that keep saying it’s the macroeconomy, rather their product/approach, which is causing sales to… Read More