In discussing a business proposal with a friend, a question came up that I didn't have the answer to and I'm disseminating it as widely as possible to see what sources of information I might find. Does anyone on the list have access to data about the economics of discount retailers? In particular, I'm looking for the unit costs that retailers like Fry's and Circuit City face that are attributable to "bricks and mortar", i.e. the costs they incur in maintaining a physical retail outlet and any warehouses and internal distribution infrastructure they maintain. I'd appreciate any information or leads anyone might be able to offer.
Sorry if this is a little off-list...
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