All posts tagged “transportation costs

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What’s next for Walmart?

Today I was surprised to learn from Charlie Gardner’s blog that groceries now represent 56% of Walmart’s sales. This is a huge number that I frankly wouldn’t have expected.  Groceries have relatively low online penetration, which makes them great for brick-and-mortar retailers. I’ve written about… Read More

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How much space do you need?

Urban Capital has just unveiled its new Smart House condo project here in Toronto. With units starting at 289 square feet, the project is all about ultra-compact and ultra-smart living. While micro-apartments are trending right now, they’re not a new idea. Architects have been fascinated by modular,… Read More