Mall supermarkets have been a trend in Canada for decades, but have failed to pick up in the states. In my latest edition of Retail Rap, I offer my views on why the trend hasn’t caught on here.
What’s interesting to me is that mall supermarkets have been a reality in Canada for 40 or 50 years, yet here in the states, you rarely — if ever — see a supermarket at the regional mall. It’s amazing when you think about how dramatically different the shopping center development model in Canada is from the U.S. model. I’ve been asking myself lately, “Why haven’t supermarkets caught on in regional malls here like they have in Canada?”
Check out the full article from my recurring column, Retail Rap, at Chain Store Age.