Retail Merchandiser Volume 64, Issue 2 | Page 3

The strategy behind the phenomenal growth of Costello ’ s Ace Hardware
Main interview What ’ s hot in Hollywood ’ s commercial real estate market
Volume 64 , Issue 2 - 2024
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Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Retail Merchandiser . In this magazine we get a fascinating look at the commercial real estate market in LA from Lee Shapiro of Kennedy Wilson Brokerage . Drivers such LA ’ s forward-thinking approach to public transport and the zoning around it have seen a rise in new combinations of high-end communities and ground floor retail space . Lee talks about a prime example in Hollywood , alongside other retail , and location trends . Read more on page 8 .

Lee ’ s opinions appear next to articles on eCommerce from Virtualstock , immersive commerce from ByondXR and regulations from Payl8tr – look and see if anything in there inspires you . If want to read something specific in our pages , don ’ t hesitate to get in touch .
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Our cover story takes us inside Costello ’ s Ace Hardware . Learn how it has grown from a single hardware store to a network of 48 locations .
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