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Monthly archives for August, 2015

Back-To-School Shopping Season Now Lasts All Summer

Surveys Project Higher Spending and More Online Activity, Bricks & Mortar Stores Are Still the Favorite Destination. Watch for Retail Trends Ahead. It seems today’s back-to-school shopping season begins minutes after the kids are set free for the summer. What was once a harried weekend of gathering supplies and buying new jeans and sneake [...]

A&P Bankruptcy Opens a New Era in Retail Real Estate

New Opportunities Ahead for Shopping Centers in Northeast U.S. We recently saw the end of a long chapter in American retailing when the parent of the iconic A&P brand filed for Chapter 11. This is the second time in five years that the quaintly named Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (now a division of Montvale-Para Holdings) has e [...]