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How to Find Planned Backfill Leads for Big-Box Retailers

Looking for planned backfill leads for big-box retailers?

Searching for this type of lead can be a frustrating and terrible experience overall. After all, there are so many big-box retailers, which means there’s a huge number of projects they’re working on. That’s why you should use BuildCentral, the ultimate database for construction leads and location analytics. We make it simple and easy for you to locate construction leads such as planned backfill projects for big-box retailers. Let’s define big-box retailers, backfill leads and how we can help you find them.

What Are Big-Box Retailers?

Big-box retailers are large retail companies that operate stores which typically sell a wide range of products, including groceries, household goods, electronics and/or home improvement supplies. These retailers are often located in standalone buildings or shopping centers, and they require a significant amount of space to operate. When a big-box retailer closes or relocates, the resulting vacancy can be challenging for property owners and real estate developers to fill. However, with the help of BuildCentral’s platform, it’s simple and easy to find planned backfill leads for big-box retailers.

Some examples of big-box retailers are:

We’ve included some planned backfill projects from these four retailers later in this article.

What Are Backfill Leads and How to Find Them?

Backfill leads are projects that are planned to fill a vacant retail space left by another retailer. These projects can include new retail developments, renovations of existing buildings or adaptive reuse projects that repurpose a former retail space for a new use. To find backfill leads for big-box retailers, you can use BuildCentral’s platform.

Check out our article about How to Get Construction Leads.

Our platform allows you to search for construction projects by location, project type and other criteria. Plus, you can view companies and individuals who work on projects you’re interested in. You can also set up alerts to receive notifications when new projects are added to our database.

How to Use BuildCentral’s Platform to Find Backfill Leads for Big-Box Retailers

To find backfill leads for big-box retailers, log in if you already have an account. Once you’ve logged in, simply click “Planned Retail” at the top, choose the “Companies” tab, select the “Construction Type” dropdown and select “Backfill.” You can use other filters to find big-box retailers or enter the name of the companies you’re interested in.

Our location analytics ensure you’ll see the most up-to-date information in your searches. Read our article on how to Find and Win Grocery Backfill Projects with Location Analytics. 

Here are four project spotlights to show you how BuildCentral can be used to find backfill leads for big-box retailers:

Project Spotlight: Home Depot

The Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer and operates more than 2,300 stores across the United States, Canada and Mexico. When The Home Depot is looking to open a new store, they sometimes choose to backfill a former location of another retailer. To find backfill leads for Home Depot locations, you can search for projects that include “home improvement” or “hardware” as keywords. The Home Depot is currently planning to backfill a vacated mall location in Charlottesville, VA. Here’s the project in our database:

Home Depot backfill project in Virginia.



Project Spotlight: Target

Target is a large retailer that operates more than 1,900 stores across the United States. Like The Home Depot, Target backfills former big-box retailers’ locations for new stores. Target has been known to backfill former Kmart locations for new superstores. Keep an eye out for those big red dots with BuildCentral. Replacing a Dillard’s store, Target has a planned backfill project in Provo, UT.

Backfill Target project in Provo, Utah.

Project Spotlight: Walgreens

Walgreens is a pharmacy retailer that operates roughly 9,000 stores across the United States. Walgreens also loves to backfill locations to open new stores throughout the country. After Urban Outfitters closed a store in Columbus, OH, Walgreens planned to backfill the location, and we have the scoop on it.

Walgreens backfill Project in Columbus, Ohio.

Project Spotlight: Costco

Costco is a wholesale retailer that operates more than 500 warehouses across the United States. To find backfill leads for Costco locations, you can search for projects that include “wholesale” or “warehouse club” as keywords. We have a planned backfill project for Costco that will replace a closed Sears in Escondido, CA.

Planned Costco backfill project in California.

Big-Box Retailers’ Planned Backfill Projects Are One Search Away

Big-box retailers are planning backfill projects left and right. We’ve only highlighted four projects by four companies, but there are many more backfill projects you can find on BuildCentral. Think of how many big-box retailers there are. Many such retailers have their eyes out for former retail locations they can fill with one of their stores. By using our platform, you can be the first to know when these retailers are planning backfill projects.

Finding planned backfill leads for big-box retailers can be challenging, but with the help of BuildCentral’s platform, it’s simple and easy to identify projects that will fill a vacant retail space. You can search for projects based on project type, location and other criteria. By setting up alerts, you can be notified when new projects are added to the database, allowing you to stay up to date on backfill leads. Whether you’re a contractor, developer or other construction professional, BuildCentral’s platform can help you find planned backfill leads for big-box retailers.

Go get those backfill leads!

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