Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The BBJ counts down the five largest retail giants in Massachusetts

Image result for stop & shopThe businesses included in the Boston Business Journal's list of the 25 largest retailers in Massachusetts occupied over 54.3 million square feet of retail space at 1,793 store locations in the Bay State as of May 2016, according to the latest data from KeyPoint Partners. That represents a slight drop from 2015, when the BBJ's top 25 retailers in the state occupied nearly 54.5 million square feet in 1,793 store locations.

But, while acknowledging that the growing popularity of online shopping has cut back on the amount of retail space big box stores need, Jon Hurst, the president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, insists that local retail industry remains strong following its seventh straight year of projected holiday sales increases in the commonwealth.. . . more

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