At a time when many traditional retailers are shrinking store sizes or closing locations, real estate developers are trying to fill malls and shopping centers with businesses that are “Internet proof.” Online sales make up only about 7 percent of all retail transactions in the United States, according to a recent report by global real … More Shopping centers pursue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.
Would you buy a bed online? A number of entrepreneurs believe you would, which is why online mattress retailers are proliferating. Casper, Tuft & Needle, Saatva, Luna Sleep – the list goes on. Each is trying to disrupt the traditional model of buying a bed, which generally involves visiting a store—usually a big box showroom – and lying … More For Online-Only Retailers, a Pop-up Shop Can be a Great Brand-Builder