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The Next Retail Truck Frontier: Home Goods and Pets

Image via Butler's Pantry on Facebook<br>
Image via Butler's Pantry on Facebook

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You've heard plenty about the ubiquitous food trucks in San Francisco, and you've probably heard a fair amount about fashion trucks proliferating around the city in recent years. Not to be left out of the low rent and (likely temporary) lack of red tape involved in opening for business, home goods retailers have jumped on the bandwagon (pun intended!).

SF Gate highlights four truck newcomers: Garden Party, The Butler's Pantry, K-9 Unit (a pet boutique run by a 14-year-old), and Gorilly. The San Francisco Planning Commission doesn't offer permits to these types of businesses currently, but hopes to by "late fall," by which time truck vendors had better sharpen their marketing skills. The streets are getting crowded.
· Home, Kitchen, Garden Trucks Roll Out [SF Gate]
· Racked SF Home Goods 38 [Racked SF]
· West Elm's Social Savvy Boosts the Bottom Line [Racked SF]