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Carson Pirie Scott as Souvenir: Re-Design for Target

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
 

How are big-box retailers designing stores for cities across the country?

See how Chicago's new State Street City Target fits into a larger trend in the US.

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SHIFT: NEW DESIGNS FOR CHAINS IN CITIES
As more retailers move into urban locations, the designs are no longer the typical big boxes.
Read "Retailers' Idea: Think Smaller in Urban Push" in the New York Times.

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CHALLENGING THE BIG BOX BUSINESS MODEL
Retailers must fight to keep up business as population shifts to cities and online shopping increases.
Read "Chains Going Urban in Effort to Fight the End of Retail" in Slate.

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DOWNSIZED STORES TAILORED FOR URBANITES
Target has taken a new approach to building stores in cities, with the City Target concept.
Read "Target's City Ambitions" in Bloomberg Businessweek.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND OPPOSITION
Big box retailers like Walmart and Target face mixed reviews with their urban stores.
Read "Big-Box Retailers Move to Smaller Stores in Cities" at NPR.

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