For better or for worse, big boxes are here to stay. The format's dominance, especially when coupled with food, is expected to endure and grow, retail consultants, store designers and land developers told SN. While big-box momentum continues, the giant store formats are under pressure to change as consumers, communities and other competitors exert their influence. Large in scale, but lacking aesthetic appeal, the big box's message is simple: Big is indeed better for consumers looking for ...

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