Big Box Blind Spot — Department stores are often described as “Big Box,” namely for their large formats and mass inventory. Still, the concept of “Big” shouldn’t translate to underperforming. Perceptive department store retailers must constantly scrutinize ways to boost their business. In a large footprint department store, retailers often underestimate their blind spots and that type of thinking can be catastrophic. Blind spots like managing complex inventory or maintaining security in upstairs/downstairs layouts become less problematic when proper measures are in place. Visibility is key for this comprehensive shopping environment. Department store retailers should revitalize and optimize their box format to address all blind spots. In today’s dynamic retail landscape, proactive security and intelligence measures are the most cost-effective way to maximizing store performance and increase profitability.