Summary of a Retail Study

Thomas Consultants


Thomas Consultants, produced a retail strategy for Azteca. The document, commissioned by COMURSA, emphasized the potential for intermodal stations to exploit retail opportunities, looking at best-in-class international examples. The study noted that, unlike in conventional shopping centers, retail space in transportation infrastructure has a strong and constant customer base, thanks to a captive market and guaranteed foot traffic. Additionally, they can be more profitable because they are usually much smaller than traditional shopping centers (Thomas Consultants, 2006).

The Thomas study made a set of recommendations to maximize the retail potential of the station, including a detailed proposal of the desired mix of tenants and services. Some key points include (Thomas Consulting, 2006):


The Thomas Consultants Study