Retail Trends – predictions for 2022 by Matt Wagner Main Street America

Main Spotlight: 10 Predictions for 2022 January 12, 2022 | 10 Predictions for 2022 | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, Main Street America |  Making predictions is always a risky proposition. Given the accelerated nature of change brought on by COVID-19, understanding trends in real-time and forecasting the impacts on the work of …

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Adelaide City has a unique customer catchment area

Adelaide City has the best customer catchment area for shopping, dining and entertainment. The City is so accessible from all directions by car, bus, tram, train, taxi, bike and walking. This map shows the 10km catchment area that is not restricted by the ocean or the hills with close to 700,000 residents live within this …

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Thriving Businesses are the key to success of any Main Street

Reflections and observations of main streets from Stephen Sully, Secretary of Mainstreet Australia: I’ve read many articles and attended countless presentations espousing the various critical factors for a successful main street over the years. Titles like “top tips” or “10 ingredients for a “successful centre” come to mind. I admit to have written a few …

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Curating the Business Mix with a Strategic Intent

How can we curate the mix of businesses on a mainstreet or in a City centre?The best strategy is to use techniques used by shopping centres. Research the customer catchment area in detail to understand the escape expenditure from households.Surveying the business mix will reveal gaps and opportunities. The next step is to work with …

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