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You are where you shop: What your grocery store says about you

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In my continuing quest to figure out what a 21st century downtown should offer shopping-wise, I ran across this blog from WaPo:

 

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=post&section=post&do=new_post&f=305

 

Some of the political conclusions it reached (Publix shoppers are more likely to be Independents) were fascinating, but  I was a bit surprised by demographic differences such as "— Younger shoppers like bigger stores. Millenials represent a larger share of big box customers than any other kind of shopping center. "

 

 

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In my continuing quest to figure out what a 21st century downtown should offer shopping-wise, I ran across this blog from WaPo:

 

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=post&section=post&do=new_post&f=305

 

Some of the political conclusions it reached (Publix shoppers are more likely to be Independents) were fascinating, but  I was a bit surprised by demographic differences such as "— Younger shoppers like bigger stores. Millenials represent a larger share of big box customers than any other kind of shopping center. "

It could be since most Millennials are young, not in a career or just starting in one, and are on on a "college student" budget. Big boxes tend to offer cheaper prices and bigger deals, which may explain the statistic.

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