Content about Leo J. Shapiro & Associates

June 29, 2012

Retail expansion is edging up, and so is the cost of construction materials and labor, according to Chain Store Age’s 2012 Store Construction & Store Outfitting survey, which tracks retail building activity and construction costs.

June 29, 2011

An annual survey of retail building activity and development costs.

For the second year in a row, retailers’ expansion plans are on an upward trajectory, according to Chain Store Age’s 2011 Store Construction & Outfitting Survey, an annual survey of retail building activity and development costs. In other findings, the cost of lighting, signage, roofing and other store-outfitting systems decreased compared with last year.

July 31, 2008

They filmed a scene from the “Sex and the City” movie across the street...

June 30, 2008

The sluggish economy and declining sales are taking a toll on store development, according...

September 30, 2007

Anew study reveals that the overwhelming majority of consumers believe that the business sector is...

September 30, 2007

Kermit the Frog’s...

June 30, 2007

Anew study confirms that one of retailing’s oldest adages—retail is detail—holds true when it comes...

March 31, 2007

Conventional wisdom holds that if regional discount stores, indeed, most regional stores of any ilk,...

February 28, 2007

Customer PreferencesConsumer preferences regarding flooring and other key elements of the in-store experience are highlighted...

February 28, 2007

Understanding what shoppers want is critical to retail success. Although attention has been largely focused...

February 28, 2007

Chico’s has created a niche catering to women 35 and older, helping them coordinate and...