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Monthly archives for February, 2016

It’s an Omnichannel World but Retail Stores Continue to Rule

Consumers Love Online but Still Prefer Shopping at Bricks and Mortar You know there’s a big retail real estate trend brewing when Amazon, the premier pure play online retailer, announces a plan to open 300-plus book stores. Yes, that’s stores, as in bricks-and-mortar establishments. Market tests of on-campus locations and pop-ups in major cit [...]

Levin Retail Sentiment Survey Reflects Positive Outlook on 2016

Lower Gas Prices, Job Growth, and the Housing Market Will Bolster Sales this Year Store managers in our 95-property, 13 million-square-foot portfolio told us they feel good about the year ahead during our annual January Retail Sentiment Survey. This is particularly good news considering that the poll was conducted at the outset of the current [...]