The coming shift of traditional center store products to online sales will result in a dramatic rethinking of supermarket store design as those items are no longer stocked, and more space opens up, said Thom Blischok, chief retail strategist, Booz & Co., San Francisco. Today, 80% of the store is in merchandise, while 20% is accounted for by services, he said. Meanwhile 75% of capital investment dollars go to the store perimeter, while 15% is spent on center store, and 10% goes to the ...

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