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Space-Saving Hardware Shops

This Lowe's Home Improvement Shop Location Strategically Uses Space

— December 17, 2015 — Business
A new home improvement shop for Lowe's is set to open in Albany, marking a change in direction for the retailer.

The store is made up of about 100,000 square feet, plus a 35,000 square foot garden center. The store's design and displays are meant to inspire innovation and inspiration in shoppers, featuring generous space for browsing and logical arrangements that make it easy to find specific items in-store. In addition to increasing the value of the store in these ways, the new Lowe's location in Albany will also feature computer tablets and dedicated areas for consumers to conduct research and engage in consultations with store experts.

With thoughtful retail arrangements and more stations for consumer engagement, the Lowe's home improvement shop is set to become a destination for homeowners.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Retail Design - Retail spaces are designed with careful consideration to create meaningful engagements with consumers.
2. In-store Digital Engagement - Retailers incorporate digital technologies to create unique, immersive experiences for shoppers.
3. Innovative Retail Layouts - Retail spaces re-imagine conventional layouts to optimize store traffic flow and maximize space usage.
Industry Implications
1. Home Improvement Retail - Retailers utilize innovative design and in-store engagement strategies to attract and retain customers in the competitive home improvement market.
2. Technology Retail - Specialty retailers looking to differentiate themselves from e-commerce competitors are incorporating in-store digital engagement technologies to create unique customer experiences.
3. Consumer Consultation Services - Retailers providing dedicated areas for consumers to conduct research and engage in consultations with experts are able to enhance customer loyalty and drive sales.
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