Background Note | HBS Case Collection | July 2002 (Revised December 2002)

Note on the Evolution of Retail in the United States

by Arthur I Segel


Covers the evolution of retail real estate in the United States. Specifically covers types of retail centers, such as neighborhood, community, regional, and super-regional as well as the recent phenomenon of the 1990s to 2002 of the growing emergence of value retail, i.e., discount, off-price, and manufacturer outlet retailers.

Keywords: Change; Retail Industry; United States;


Segel, Arthur I. "Note on the Evolution of Retail in the United States." Harvard Business School Background Note 803-017, July 2002. (Revised December 2002.)