SAMANTHA CHRISTMANN of The BUFFALO NEWS interviewed Burt Flickinger about the importance of renovating and re-opening the EAST BUFFALO TOPS SUPERMARKET where a gunman killed 10 people in a mass shooting two months ago: Burt Flickinger III of retail consultancy Strategic Resource Group said that renovating and not razing the store was the right move.
"It's really important to totally transform the store, especially since consumers really have no choices on the east side," Flickinger told the BUFFALO NEWS. "You can't level the store. You can't wait years for the store to be rebuilt. But at the same time, visually, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and commercially: the store needs to change inside and out."
Strategic Resource Group is the lead retail and brand CPG consulting firm throughout the United States and the globe. With more than three decades of experience, our team strategically collaborates with top retail chains, wholesalers, suppliers, and investment firms. Our retail industry experts are highly skilled at illuminating retail trends, identifying opportunities to increase consumption, and growing retail sales.