SAN DIEGO-Dollar stores have been strong contenders in theretail arena of late, but they are becoming slightly too prevalent,Derek Layne, associate director of StanJohnson Co. Layne spoke with Carrie Rossenfeld at the recentICSC Western Division conference here. Topics theydiscussed include:

  • Retailers' biggest challenge moving into 2014
  • How bricks-and-mortar stores are shifting in the wake ofe-commerce
  • Some of the next big trends in retail
  • How retail investors' strategies are changing as we movefurther into economic recovery
  • The most important takeaways from the conference

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.