By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Major chains are starting to think outside the big-box, at least where cities are involved. Stores like Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), and Office Depot (ODP) are willing to do what it takes to follow young adults who grew up in the 'burbs to their new urban homes, even if that means shrinking floor plans, paying high rents, and rethinking the items they carry, reports the New York Times.
These smaller, express-style stores tend to be a fraction of the size of their suburban brethren, sell fewer bulk items (too tough to carry on the subway), and try to make shopping a quicker experience with clearer signs and shorter aisle heights.
--Written by Liam Carnahan of Newser