Burt Flickinger

The Mother of All Clearance Sales is expected when stores reopen
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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - What is retail going to look like when the pandemic is over? "I'm expecting a retail ice age," said Burt Flickinger of Strategic Resources. "We've been forecasting it for five years, but it's being accererated right now. It's Dicken-esque. It's the worst of times, but...
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Tom Puckett
September 28, 2018 - 4:00 am
New York, NY (WBEN) Sources tell WBEN the United States Trustee's objection to Tops' proposed disclosure statement will be resolved one way or another, paving the way for voting on the reorganization plan. It's a plan that does not impress Burt Flickinger. "In my view, the vendors, workers,...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bloomberg is citing sources saying Tops Markets and another major supermarket retailer, Winn-Dixie, may both soon be seeking bankruptcky protection. The filing, that would protect the retailers from creditors, could come as soon as this month according to the sources. The...
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Tom Puckett
January 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
Henrietta, NY (WBEN) IKEA recently scouted the Rochester suburb of Henrietta for a possible location for a new store. The town's supervisor and a retail analyst both say it would be huge for the region. Supervisor Steve Schultz says he first heard about the tour in December. "They did the tour, but...
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Mike Baggerman
September 14, 2017 - 3:00 am
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville is looking for a joint venture partner to handle the residential and hotel component of their redevelopment. The mall could potentially be sold outright by New Jersey-based Mountain Development Corporation only the right offer was...
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Dreamstime
Dave Debo
August 01, 2017 - 6:40 am
The way you might buy your groceries-- or even your dog food or medications - changes today with the introduction of online ordering at Wegmans and other places in WNY Starting today, tech startup Instacart will deliver Wegmans groceries that you order online or using an app, usually within two...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 4:00 am
As Amazon eyes a purchase of the former Ahold warehouse facility on Walden Ave. in Lancaster at Pavement Road, we look at how that could change things for WNY shoppers. ON THE WBEN LIVELINE A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski June 07, 2017 - 11:00 am Amazon Coming to Lancaster - Jim...
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Whole Foods Market
Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) As Whole Foods gets ready to open up at Northtown Plaza, one retail analyst says the region will see a stepped up competition for your shopping dollar. "Whole Foods competes very effectively with everyone in the food retail sector," says Burt Flickinger. "Particularly in areas...
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