NEW YORK — Mom and pop never had issues like these to deal with.
Once upon a time, local retailers opened stores downtown and served their communities, of which they had an intimate knowledge. But in an era of national and international chains, malls and megamalls, retailers want to know as much as possible about an area before they take the plunge of opening a unit. For example, are area residents affluent? Do they have a propensity for spending money on apparel and accessories? Is there enough population density to support a new store?
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)