Retail

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Retail

Retail is a space you lease for the selling of goods to consumers. Generally, when it comes to business, retailers have one overall goal - to sell merchandise. That's why they focus on sales floor space, adequate parking for customers, and an overall image that draws in customers. Of secondary interest to many retail operations are office space and storage requirements, since most inventory is on the sales floor. A retail operation's space is usually subdivided among display, office, and storage. As a rule of thumb, office and storage spaces take up 10 to 25 percent of the total floor area.

Here are a few of the more common types of retail locations: