Gabriel Navarro is principal of MMG Equity Partners.

Growing up in the family retail drugstore business, I was fascinated by the emergence of “category killers” in the 80’s and 90’s and followed their growth very closely.  As I drive by their stores today and see their ongoing liquidations, and leases being auctioned, I am reminded me of a book that I read in 2005 titled “Category Killers – The retail revolution and its impact on consumer culture”.  I thought it a good time to pull it off my shelf and skim it over.