Retailers adapting for smaller households

With more than one-quarter of the U.S. population living alone, retailers are adapting their store formats and services to accomodate the smaller household. For example, last week Whole Foods announced it would open its first 365 store in Silver Lake, a Los Angeles neighborhood that caters to single, urban dwellers. In addition, Orchard Supply Hardware just opened a 36,000 sq. ft. boutique in San Francisco to cater to those living alone in the city without a second pair of hands around the home. Story

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