Shopping Mall Executives Say the Future Isn’t So Gloomy

Retailers and shopping-center owners are gathering in Las Vegas this week prepared to send a message: The demise of the American mall has been greatly exaggerated. Or, in the language of the moment, it’s fake news — mostly. It’s a hard story to sell. Store closures are accelerating, stocks are sinking and investors are speculating … More Shopping Mall Executives Say the Future Isn’t So Gloomy

Specialty Leasing – the BIG opportunity for Shopping Centers

Short term leasing is today an integral part of the shopping center landscape across North America. Specialty Leasing is growing, becoming more sophisticated and some interesting trends are emerging in this dynamic market place. Here’s the backdrop to this phenomenon: Landlords are under mounting pressure to introduce products and services that cannot be accessed on … More Specialty Leasing – the BIG opportunity for Shopping Centers

Rethinking Traditional Anchors.

Even as anchor retailers such as JCPenney, Sears, Sports Authority and Macy’s downsize their store fleets, there are plenty of vibrant, newer concepts to replace them, experts say. Small-business optimism hit a low point 2009, but the entrepreneurial climate has been climbing steadily ever since. In January of 2016, the National Federation of Independent Business’ … More Rethinking Traditional Anchors.

The Newest Pop-up Space in Midtown Helps Entrepreneurs Test Their Businesses, Together.

The newest pop-up space in Midtown helps entrepreneurs test their businesses, together Ne’Gyle Beaman doesn’t have a storefront for his men’s apparel brand, Bleu Bowtique. But this March, he got the next best thing. Cass Collective, a new collaborative retail space on Cass Avenue in Midtown, houses Bleu Bowtique and five other pop-up stores, ranging … More The Newest Pop-up Space in Midtown Helps Entrepreneurs Test Their Businesses, Together.

How Unattended Kiosks Are Connecting Consumers With Cosmetics.

From cosmetics to cars, seemingly almost anything is available through self-serve these days. The April Unattended Retail Tracker™ looks at how companies, from banks to restaurants and beyond, are incorporating automation to deliver products and raise brand awareness. Also, PYMNTS interviews Proactiv EVP Kimber Maderazzo about the skin care company’s investment in unattended kiosks and … More How Unattended Kiosks Are Connecting Consumers With Cosmetics.

Keep On Poppin’ On: Pop-Up Shops Gain Popularity in Tucson as Entrepreneurs use the Concept to Reinvent Their Craft

Keep On Poppin’ On: Pop-Up Shops Gain Popularity in Tucson as Entrepreneurs use the Concept to Reinvent Their Craft | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch <!– Keep On Poppin’ On: Pop-Up Shops Gain Popularity in Tucson as Entrepreneurs use the Concept to Reinvent Their Craft. The “pop-up” trend has gained much attention in … More Keep On Poppin’ On: Pop-Up Shops Gain Popularity in Tucson as Entrepreneurs use the Concept to Reinvent Their Craft

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