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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 [...]

RECon 2015 Takeaway: Retail Real Estate is on the Rise Again

Keen Appetites for Value-Added Investment Set the Tone for Annual Las Vegas Gathering With 35,000-plus attendees thronging last months ICSC RECon event in Las Vegas, it seems safe to say that commercial retail real estate is roaring back from the Great Recession in a big way. Its not just the number of attendees that impressed us but the amou [...]

Curation: The Future of Retail (And The Past)

A Trend Goes from Bricks to Clicks Then Back to Bricks Again A few years ago, The Motley Fool, the online stock advisor, proclaimed that “the future of retail is curation.” True, but it’s also its past. The pioneering department stores launched in the late 19th century were all about curation – selecting market-oriented merchandise and organi [...]

Annual Post-Holiday Survey: Seasonal Cap Positive Year

Retailers Ramping Up Staffing and Tech-Related Marketing for 2015 The results of our annual Post-Holiday Retail Sentiment Survey are in and the news is good. Participating store managers in our 95-property, 13.0 million-square-foot shopping center portfolio reported a healthy rise in both yearly and holiday sales and traffic. Optimistic as a [...]

Will Falling Gas Prices Pump New Life Into Retail Sales?

Retail Trend Watchers Predict Upcoming Surge in Consumer Spending Across the U.S., drivers are doing the happy dance at the gas pump. And they’ve got cause for celebration. Between September 25, 2014 and January 5, 2015, the average price of gas fell every single day, dropping nearly a full dollar from July levels and delivering a reported to [...]

When Going Backward is Going Forward

Clicks-to-Mortar Continues as a Retail Real Estate Trend When Bonobos’ founder Andy Dunn launched his online menswear business in 2007, he pronounced bricks-and-mortar stores officially dead. Within five years of predicting that retail real estate trend, Bonobos was offline as well as online with a unique take on bricks-and-mortar – Guidesho [...]