Internal Amazon documents reveal a vision of up to 2,000 grocery stores across the US

Amazon wants to open 20 brick-and-mortar grocery stores over the next two years, and the online retailer believes the US market has room for up to 2,000 of its Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade, Business Insider has learned. Amazon is planning to operate a 20-location pilot program for its grocery stores by … More Internal Amazon documents reveal a vision of up to 2,000 grocery stores across the US

Reimagining Shopping Malls

As guests flock to new theme park-style shopping centers, Southern California mall owners undertake major renovations. When The Grove opened in 2002, it was a breath of fresh air for Southern California shoppers — literally. After years of grand openings for enclosed, suburban-style malls, here was an open-air shopping center reminiscent of a theme park, … More Reimagining Shopping Malls

Why Walkability Boosts the Property Market

When it comes to developing the new CBD2 in Kowloon East, Hong Kong’s government thinks it has a secret weapon to boost the area’s value for businesses: walkability. Since its establishment in 2012, the Energizing Kowloon East Office has coordinated a number of efforts to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. One of the drawings at the back … More Why Walkability Boosts the Property Market

Op-Ed | Disrupting the Mall

The traditional mall has reached its use-by date and must evolve beyond retail to survive, argues QIC Global Real Estate’s Stuart Miller. BRISBANE, Australia — As you might imagine, I think about this a lot. For me the future of the mall is the same as its present and past — the future of the mall is about people. That … More Op-Ed | Disrupting the Mall