How Australia’s Westfield got its name on America’s Ground Zero redevelopment

Frank Lowy is upbeat as he guides The AFR Magazine around New York’s newest retail precinct. Almost 15 years have passed since the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and finally here he is, preparing for the official August 16 opening of Westfield’s part of the rebuilt World Trade Centre. We are in the Oculus, … More How Australia’s Westfield got its name on America’s Ground Zero redevelopment

Westfield Teaming With 10 Startups To Revitalize The Shopping Mall

Westfield Corporation, which operates 32 gigantic shopping malls across America, has announced a partnership with advertising giant R/GA and 10 startups in hopes they will “grow innovative commerce and retail ideas.” The partnership, part of the Westfield Labs division, is a startup accelerator dubbed the Connected Commerce Accelerator that provides the 10 startups with $120,000 in … More Westfield Teaming With 10 Startups To Revitalize The Shopping Mall

For Online-Only Retailers, a Pop-up Shop Can be a Great Brand-Builder

Would you buy a bed online? A number of entrepreneurs believe you would, which is why online mattress retailers are proliferating. Casper, Tuft & Needle, Saatva, Luna Sleep – the list goes on. Each is trying to disrupt the traditional model of buying a bed, which generally involves visiting a store—usually a big box showroom – and lying … More For Online-Only Retailers, a Pop-up Shop Can be a Great Brand-Builder

Health centers quickly filling up space in Philly area malls

How about treating yourself to a shopping spree after getting good news at your annual physical? That opportunity has arrived, as more mall spaces are being used as medical offices and health centers to resuscitate struggling suburban malls. Examples in the Philadelphia area include Main Line Health Center at Exton Square Mall, Suburban Health Center … More Health centers quickly filling up space in Philly area malls