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Brick and Mortar is Still Thriving

Bob Galinsky | 02.17.20


The Buildout Blog - 2019 Retail Predictions

Bob Galinsky | 03.01.19

This year our prediction for the retail world will be short and sweet. In short, we expect to see the same trends that have been affecting retail businesses over the past few years continue to...

Tea and Scones and Amazon: How UK Retail Reflects Global Trends

Bob Galinsky | 08.21.18


Bricks and Mortar Retailers: No-Pocalypse Now

Bob Galinsky | 03.23.18

Retail is a Darwinian business.  It's survival of the fittest, and the evolutionary losers are especially conspicuous because they leave behind empty concrete shells.

2018 Retail Predictions Part 3: Curation is King

Bob Galinsky | 01.29.18


2018 Retail Predictions Part 2: Small is the new Big

Bob Galinsky | 01.18.18

F.C. Dadson was founded in 1976, and some of us (though not all) are even older than that. Many of us remember not only the golden age of disco, but also the Age of Small. In the 1970's, chain...

3 Predictions for 2018 for the Retail, Restaurant and Urgent Care Sectors

Bob Galinsky | 01.10.18

So it's 2018 and the customary thing to do in the New Year, especially for bloggers, is to issue predictions about what's coming.

Why is Costco Winning?

Bob Galinsky | 01.08.18

Sam's Club announced this week it was closing 63 locations, or nearly 10% of it's stores. Costco, meanwhile, saw its sales, profits, comps, and membership income all increase in the most recent...

Back to the future: store-within-a-store retail

Bob Galinsky | 12.06.17

One of the cool things about retail is that it's always changing. I'm old enough that I remember when Wal-Mart was a "new thing", and the advent of big box stores seemed to change everything. Like...

Are Robots the Future of Retail?

Bob Galinsky | 11.21.17

I'm old enough that I remember watching The Jetsons, an animated cartoon series that placed the archetypal 1960's family into the space-age future.