May 23, 2022

The Retail Focus Podcast: Trends in Rural Retail

Lacy Beasley interviews for a Podcast


Trends in Rural Retail

Our interview guest—the first in our ICSC interview series—is Lacy Beasley, President of Retail Strategies; she joins the show to discuss current trends in small- and mid-sized market retail. Topics include the importance of retail to rural markets, what retailers are doing to adjust based on market size when entering a rural market for the first time, and which retailers and restaurants are seeing the most demand from the markets themselves.

Released on May 23, 2022
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Lacy Beasley

Lacy is the president of Retail Strategies, a full-service advisory firm that works with municipalities on business recruitment through commercial real estate connections. Lacy is on the Board of Trustees for ICSC and has spoken on retail trends and best practices in retail recruitment at hundreds of events across the U.S. and Canada.

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My relationship with the Retail Strategies team has been extremely valuable over the last couple of years as I’ve searched for sites in the Southeast. They have been persistent and provided any information they could gather for available properties that fit my criteria. If they received news that a space was coming available they made sure to immediately give me a call and connect with the owners. I would recommend using this service to any of my colleagues looking in their client cities.

Walter Kelly, Broker

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Retail Strategies has been a tremendous asset to Cypress. They have access to industry and business intelligence in an immensely competitive retail environment. The relationships they develop with commercial/retail property owners delivers results for the city because Retail Strategies excels at marketing their clients.

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Cypress, CA

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