Retailers aim to take bite out of restaurants’ sales

Retailers aim to take bite out of restaurants’ sales

Posing formidable competition for nearby restaurants, high-profile specialty retailers are doubling as restaurant destinations as they aim to keep customers in their stores for longer time periods.

Stores ranging from the fashionable Tommy Bahama and Polo Ralph Lauren to the bargain-pricing Ikea home furnishings emporiums are very much in the restaurant business and finding that it pays to have their commercial eggs in both shopping carts.

Among other retailers with major

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