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A Grocery Attack on Multiple Fronts

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales, Technology

Amazon has entered the grocery store space with a bang. From the recent opening of its AmazonGo store, to its acquisition of Whole Foods last August, Amazon has threatened to disrupt the grocery store industry and has jolted the stock price of many of its competitors. But will these new developments have a material impact… Continue Reading

How Grocery Stores Are Starting to Cash in on the Blue Apron Trend

Posted in Retail

The Rise of the Gourmet Home Chef Boxed meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Plated have steadily risen in popularity since they entered the market in 2012. Meal kit delivery services offer consumers a no-hassle way to cook meals at home, without having to find recipes, plan meals, or go grocery shopping. Instead, each… Continue Reading

Trends in Urban Grocery Store Development in Washington, D.C.

Posted in Real Estate, Retail, Zoning

Continuing our coverage of trends in urban grocery store development, this post examines recent and ongoing activity in Washington, D.C., which is a leader in grocery-anchored, mixed-use redevelopment projects. It’s not by accident that DC leads in urban grocery store development. District leaders have undertaken a concerted effort to attract new grocery stores through public… Continue Reading

From the Suburbs to the City: How Grocery Retailers are Filling the Urban Grocery Gap

Posted in Retail

As residential high-rises pop up all over the city of Boston, big-name grocery retailers are sprouting nearby to meet the increased demand.  The most recent example is the opening of a Roche Bros. supermarket in Downtown Crossing in late April of this year.  Occupying part of the old Filene’s Basement, Roche Bros. stands to benefit… Continue Reading

Will Landlords Get Sandwiched in Grocery Wars?

Posted in Landlords, Tenant

Grocery store tenants are likely to make demands on their commercial landlords to enforce lease exclusive-use covenants that have been slumbering peacefully in leases for years, dragging those landlords into the middle of a food fight that will raise such questions as whether a tenant retailer can sell bologna but not bacon. Retailers better known for… Continue Reading