Thursday, August 2, 2012

Big Boxes Shrinking

See how a handful of boxes are shrinking.  This article talks about specific retailers, their strategies, and what they are trying to achieve.  Ace, Best Buy, Cabela's, JCPenney, Office Depot, Target, and Walmart are discussed.

Time Moneyland Article

Staples Today

This article is a very good accounting of Staples today and how they stack up to the competition.  Topics covered include the following:

 * Revenue generation from different segments of business
 * Average store revenue for Staples and its competitors
 * Store design
 * Direction of future business
 * Staples branded products

Seeking Alpha Article

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Toys R Us: 21 New or Remodeled Stores

By the end of 2012, Toys R Us will have opened 8 new locations and remodeled 13 stores to the side-by-side Toys R Us/Babies R Us format as reported in Chain Store Age.  These additions will bring the side-by-side total to 204 by the end of the year.

Chain Store Age Article