Kiosks: Back to the Future.

New materials and new technologies are crafting a whole new generation of trendy yet functional kiosks. Here’s what’s on the horizon for this backbone of specialty retail. What is the one thing retailers would really love and can never get enough of? You guessed it…sales! In the world of specialty retail, still mostly dominated by … More Kiosks: Back to the Future.

While you’ve been paying attention to failing malls, these shopping centers are thriving.

As Macy’s and Sears close hundreds of stores, the divide between America’s best and worst malls is widening. But it isn’t only the weakest properties that are losing ground. Just as retailers shutter stores to funnel resources to their most coveted spaces, major mall owners are doing the same. Having already sold off many of … More While you’ve been paying attention to failing malls, these shopping centers are thriving.

Retail chains are floundering and it’s not because of Amazon

Is Amazon really the killer everyone says it is? More retailers are on the brink of death than any time since the Great Recession, according to ratings firm Moody’s. Hundreds of department stores are closing, and once-chic clothing brands are barely treading water — or, in the case of American Apparel and The Limited, recently … More Retail chains are floundering and it’s not because of Amazon