The end of the middle: Why small stores and big showrooms are here to stay

Retailers are opting for big showrooms and smaller stores. Unsplash
Retailers are opting for big showrooms and smaller stores. Unsplash
A growing number of retailers appear to be opting for smaller stores as a way to maintain their store presence and enter desirable locations amid rising costs.   Retail giants including Ikea, JB Hi-Fi, Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Harris Scarfe, and 7-Eleven have all rolled out smaller store formats in recent years, as has Aldi, which continues to expand its “corner store” concept – part convenient store, part supermarket – in high-density areas. But, how can retailers get this appr

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