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Levin Retail Tenants Report Positive Seasonal Outlook, Robust Hiring Plans

Our Annual Pre-Holiday Survey Confirms Digital Marketing Momentum Results of Levin Management Corporation’s (LMC’s) annual Pre-Holiday Survey of our retail tenants are in and the news is more than good, with respondents reporting robust hiring plans and continued digital marketing momentum. The poll of tenants within our 95-property, 13 milli [...]

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Generation Z is Ready to Shop

Retail Trend Sees History’s Most Demanding Consumers on the Horizon There’s no rest for the retailer. Just when you thought you’d mastered Millennial marketing, along comes a new wave of consumers you’ve got to figure out. Dubbed Generation Z and 70 million strong, this rising demographic will represent 25 percent of the US population by 2020 [...]

Can Pokémon Go Keep Retail Sales Hot Through the Holidays?

Retail Trend Watchers Are Eyeing the Staying Power of Pikachu and Friends This was the Summer of Pokémon. Within days of its debut last July, Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game was breaking records and setting new ones. In just five days, it became the most popular game in mobile history, with its free downloads eventually reaching 500 mi [...]

Re-inventing Retail: It’s Not Just for the Big Guys

Re-inventing Retail: It’s Not Just for the Big Guys Smaller Stores are Joining the Latest Retail Real Estate Trend By Melissa Sievwright – VP, Marketing In a previous post we shared some of the latest developments in the re-invention of retail – a chapter of our industry’s history that is being written right now. But in case you thought [...]

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 [...]

A Facelift Can Put Bricks And Mortars Ahead of The Game

Retailers May Be Neglecting Their Strongest Competitive Advantage Digital technology has transformed our industry – some might say disrupted it – along with just about everything else in contemporary life. Retailers, over the last few years, have risen to the challenge of their online competitors with major investments in omnichannel. But hav [...]

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Bodes Well For Holiday Sales

NRF Projects Rise of 3.7 Percent over 2014; All Eyes on Black Friday According to a recent NPD Group survey of 3,600 adults, U.S. shoppers are looking forward to the winter holidays this year. Eager to catch a break from “what’s going in the world” and wanting “to give to the less fortunate” are the main reasons given for the positive sentime [...]

Retail Real Estate Trends: In-Store Restaurants and Hip Hybrids are On the Rise

High-End Cuisine and Artisanal Coffee Draw Customers, Boost Sales The grand department stores of yesteryear – Marshall Field’s, Hudson’s, Wanamaker’s and others – always featured a “tea room” where elegant ladies could enjoy refreshments during shopping sprees. Over the decades, in-store food service has changed, along with shopping styles, b [...]

Outlook on Holiday Retail Sales is Optimistic

But Analysts Present a Mixed Picture of How Robust the Increase Will Be After a tepid back-to-school season and with Black Friday just weeks away, all eyes in retail, including retail real estate, are fixed on analysts’ predictions for 2014 holiday spending. The majority of the announcements are cause for good cheer, with major forecasts from [...]

Halloween Stores are the Tip of the Pop-Up Iceberg

Short-Term Leases Have Gone Beyond a Retail Real Estate Trend It’s an established cycle. Halloween stores brimming with costumes, decorations and accessories spring up like pumpkin patches around Labor Day and then, as the winter holiday shopping season rolls in, they vanish from the mall or shopping center (to be replaced perhaps by a tempor [...]