|The impact of big-boxes stores opening over the cities commerce, under analysis in the last INFO-IEB|
|Monday, 02 January 2017|
The IEB researcher Maria Sánchez-Vidal is the author of the last issue of INFO-IEB, entitled ‘Are big-box stores emptying the city centre?’, which analyses the impact of the opening of large malls over the stores in the cities centres.
The text, based on the paper ‘Small shops for sale! The effects of big-box opening on grocery stores’, shows how the most affected sector by the opening of these malls is food. According to the study, between 20% and 30% of the stores located in the centre of cities disappear during the four years following the opening of a big-box.
On the other hand, the same research show that 70% of local grocery stores closed were replaced by other small businesses.