As they are currently configured, most big-box stores
are simply too uninteresting to drive enough traffic for their size.
The issue of what impact Wal-Mart and other big-box stores
have on communities has bubbled up in recent years in cities across the nation.
Half of survey respondents said they purchased cosmetics at big-box stores
, 39% made purchases at retail pharmacy outlets, 23% bought from department stores, another 23% made purchases from specialty beauty outlets and 22% said they bought cosmetics from online specialty beauty merchants, the company said.
At supermarkets and big-box stores
, it sells in the $8 to $10 range.
While it is closing its big-box stores
, Home Depot is maintaining a new formats team to continue research and development activities.
The CPI measure of food price inflation is based on a sample of food items selected from a sample of retail food outlets, "and the selection of stores has not been updated quickly enough to reflect the volume of food now sold through big-box stores
," says ERS.
Minimum hourly wage that big-box stores
like Wal-Mart must pay in Chicago by 2010, according to a new city ordinance.
The aldermen defending the bill claim that Chicago markets are so lucrative that the big-box stores
will come no matter how frosty the reception in the apparent belief that the higher the cost the greater the demand.
The study showed that only $14 of every $100 spent at so-called big-box stores
remains in the community where the store is located.
Customers are fickle and they have been abandoning the malls and are going to the big-box stores
," he says.