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As owners keep an eye on shifting market trends, they see an opportunity to improve their convenience store profit margins by offering a wider, healthier selection of food options. Once viewed as a second-rate meal, c-stores are quickly becoming the new place to showcase local and fresh food. Non-fuel sales at U.S. c-stores rose 3.2...

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Part of Mainstreet’s series on exceptional brick-and-mortar retail stores Beautiful, sustainable & healthy home improvement TreeHouse is built on the foundation that all homes can be sustainable, beautiful and healthy. The retailer’s core principals are applied to everything in the store. From thoughtful and innovative products to comprehensive, high-quality services, every element is ...

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More validation that brick & mortar stores are an essential part of the retail shopping experience As others are closing their doors, here are some of the retailers that taking over those vacant spaces and opening new brick & mortar stores. Great recap from Pennsylvania Retail-Time News highlighting 20 chains representing 3,267 new stores in...

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Department stores have been declining for decades Can they return to relevance? The plight of department stores is representative of far-reaching changes in our society: how we communicate, shop and interact with each other as well as the businesses we patronize. It is more than online shopping competition and closing stores. How did we get...

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Lead Systems Engineer We are pleased to announce that Doug Lawrance has joined Mainstreet as our Lead Systems Engineer.  Doug will work with our leadership team to enable Mainstreet to assist our clients with a vision towards industry trends and an eye to the future.  With retail’s continuing movement to in-store mobility, Doug’s expertise in...

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