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Old 04-30-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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When high-end stores are brought into locations like this, it's not for the benefit of the locals. It's to help drive shopping tourism.

You think Guamanians can afford Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Bulgari, or Gucci? But it sure has helped the economy.
But if any high-end stores come to Puerto Rico, they would only do well in the touristy areas of Puerto Rico. Sears is found in several areas of Puerto Rico besides the touristy areas and high-end retailers can't fill in the void on such a large scale as Sears, particularly in less touristy areas.


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Sears always does well in Puerto Rico (don't ask me why but they do) a long history in P.R. and Puerto Ricans comeback. Loyal customers.

Sears offers a lot more than Kohls from Auto service, Auto parts, kitchen appliances, yard equipment and a lot more. I don't see the comparison with Kohls. Even the clothing department Kohls is more expensive than Sears.

you like Kohls that much or work for them that you started this topic?
Kohl's chief competitor is JCPenney, which also historically has done well in Puerto Rico. I think Kohl's can be a viable alternative to JCPenney for Puerto Ricans.
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:55 PM
 
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But if any high-end stores come to Puerto Rico, they would only do well in the touristy areas of Puerto Rico. Sears is found in several areas of Puerto Rico besides the touristy areas and high-end retailers can't fill in the void on such a large scale as Sears, particularly in less touristy areas.




Kohl's chief competitor is JCPenney, which also historically has done well in Puerto Rico. I think Kohl's can be a viable alternative to JCPenney for Puerto Ricans.
You're thinking too small. You need to think bigger. High end tourists and Americans on Act 20 and 22 are where the money is.
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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[quote=Pink Jazz;51760559]But if any high-end stores come to Puerto Rico, they would only do well in the touristy areas of Puerto Rico..[/QOTE]

San Juan is not just a tourist area. It's where most people on the island live. Your post boggles the mind.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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You're thinking too small. You need to think bigger. High end tourists and Americans on Act 20 and 22 are where the money is.
Less than 25,000 mainland Americans live in Puerto Rico and a huge portion of those are either retirees on fixed incomes or US military personnel/Federal government workers and their dependents. There really aren't that many Act 20/22 residents.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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Less than 25,000 mainland Americans live in Puerto Rico and a huge portion of those are either retirees on fixed incomes or US military personnel/Federal government workers and their dependents. There really aren't that many Act 20/22 residents.
And those people provide much of the PR economy.

There are things PR could do to attract more CONUS dollars. Look at what Antigua built. And they did come, with money to burn. People want high end facilities.

https://crossroadsantigua.org/
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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Considering that even Macy's doesn't have a very large presence in PR I think gives a hint on how higher end retailers would do. Macy's slots above JCPenney and Kohl's, but below high-end retailers such as Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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Considering that even Macy's doesn't have a very large presence in PR I think gives a hint on how higher end retailers would do. Macy's slots above JCPenney and Kohl's, but below high-end retailers such as Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.
Macy's is not high end, so you're comparing apples and oranges. And the presence or lack thereof of Macys is no reflection on how high end retailers would do. Sure, if you drop ONE high end store in PR, it's not going to do well. But if you create a whole shopping area with multiple retailers and high end resort hotels, it will draw more tourism. To quote the movie ... "if you build it, they will come."
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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Macy's is not high end, so you're comparing apples and oranges. And the presence or lack thereof of Macys is no reflection on how high end retailers would do. Sure, if you drop ONE high end store in PR, it's not going to do well. But if you create a whole shopping area with multiple retailers and high end resort hotels, it will draw more tourism. To quote the movie ... "if you build it, they will come."
You're right. This is what all of San Juan should look like, not just Mall of San Juan:


https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3005.html
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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macy's is not high end, so you're comparing apples and oranges. And the presence or lack thereof of macys is no reflection on how high end retailers would do. Sure, if you drop one high end store in pr, it's not going to do well. But if you create a whole shopping area with multiple retailers and high end resort hotels, it will draw more tourism. To quote the movie ... "if you build it, they will come."
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