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Market Developments in Retail: Conference Highlights

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Market Developments in Retail

After attending 34 conferences over the past 6 months, our team has spotted some exciting retail trends and concepts on the rise for 2024. Adaptive reuse of existing retail and non-retail spaces is allowing new growth for retailers, with many brands opting for smaller drive-thru-only locations. This is opening up opportunities in built-out markets.

Our team also noted the continued expansion of quick-service restaurants (QSRs) utilizing more automated technology and drive-thrus. Full-service restaurants are offering more convenient options like curbside pickup and online ordering. Meanwhile, grocery chains and dollar stores are aggressively growing into smaller, underserved markets across the country.

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