Thursday, March 19, 2009

Location & it's Advantages

Location, Location, Location!

For this assignment I visited the Harris Teeter in Fuquay-Varina, Nc. I conducted this experiment when I went home for spring break which is why my location is not in Greensboro.

Harris Teeter is located in a shopping center that also contains an Italian restaraunt, an AT&T store, a nail salon, and an Urgent Care. This particular Harris Teeter location is at an advantage because since it is not freestanding people are coming to the shopping center for other reasons. When adults are out running errands they often remember various groceries they are in need of, and because of this Harris Teeter benefits considering the proximity.

This particular Harris Teeter is also at an advantage because it is the only grocery store of its kind within a ten mile radius. Harris Teeter tends to be more expensive because it carries specialty products and quality meats, and for this reason people plan their grocery trips around going to Harris Teeter because they do carry these speciality products.

The Harris Teeter in Fuquay-Varina is located of the main street in town. This is another reason why it is a successful location, it is clearly visible from the street and contains adequate and accesible parking. Pedestrain traffic is limited only because there are numerous shops in this one center that an individual is going to need to visit.

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