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How to stay ahead of the competition in the changing retail landscape. It’s fair to say that the trend for dark stores that swept the retail industry mid-pandemic touched almost every national retailer. Interestingly, even before the pandemic: Amazon was kicking off a trend of converting empty anchor spaces in malls into warehouses Walmart, Albertsons, Stop & Shop, Meijer, Hy-Vee …

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Posted on September 24, 2021 by Michael Benarroch

Is Smaller Better? Why Retailers Continue to Test Small-Format Concepts

A curated list From grocery to fashion, home goods to restaurants, electronics to beauty, retailers look to small-format stores to adapt to ever-changing real estate, consumer shopping habits, and the “local” movement. Concept stores are nothing new for retailers. In fact, at CBSF we’ve had a hand in testing what became foundational retail concepts (Bud Morris, founder of CBSF recently …

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Posted on August 12, 2021 by Michael Benarroch

5 Retail Trends We See From The Hot 25 Retailers List

Growth through acquisitions, to discount retail, to online shopping, to home goods… this year’s list reflects clear trends. Each year the US-based National Retail Federation releases its Hot 25 Retailers list. If you’re not familiar with the NRF’s Hot 25 Retailers, compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the fastest-growing retailers with $300m+ revenue in the US, based on a percentage …

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Industry leaders Lozier & CASI team up to develop automated shelving and BOPIS pickup solutions. As a retailer, is BOPIS a temporary solution or a long-term customer play? Are your store operations teams simply getting by, or is it time to invest in long-term solutions that not only reduce customer wait times but also reduce staffing demands? Of course, the …

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The Summerhill Market Annex Location – A real-world project review. For well over a decade, we’ve been a part of a massive shift in the Grocery shopping experience – a change that proves one thing: Shopping for everyday staples doesn’t have to be an everyday experience. And for one of our clients, Summerhill Market, they set out to show that …

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Posted on January 20, 2021 by Michael Benarroch

We are Canada’s Leading Supplier of Lozier Pharmacy Shelving

From Classic Rx Wall and Island Units to Flex Rx Storage Systems, all Lozier Pharmacy Shelving and parts are designed to boost employee efficiency and help serve customers better. For Pharmacy owners, especially independents, your unique working space requires the very best layout and the right tools and equipment. Unlike almost any other retail environment, your space serves as a …

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Posted on November 17, 2020 by Michael Benarroch

Protected Retail: The 6 Things Every Retailer Needs During Coronavirus

Innovative products retailers are using to keep customers safe and meet public health requirements. As all businesses were forced to pivot from “normal” to “lockdown”…and then from “lockdown” to the “new normal”, we’ve all had to respond to the ever changing operating environment.  But besides healthcare – no line of business was greater affected than the retail, restaurant, and hospitality …

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