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5 Hot Markets for Retail Investment

Two years ago, when lights were turned off, doors were locked and the world went home, grocers reassuringly stayed open. Assorted external disruptions and the acute, immediate demands placed on grocers by the COVID-19 pandemic force delays in many brick-and-mortar expansion projects, but physical-store retail roared back in 2021, and it’s full steam ahead for new store openings in 2022. In this special report, compiled using data and insights from CrowdStreet and, Winsight Grocery Business looks at five hot markets for grocery retail investment in 2022 and who’s leading the pack in those regions.

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