New PopBox Shipping Containers Help Developers Generate Buzz Surrounding New Projects

Retailers today are being forced to innovate, and the ever-present battle between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar for sales is opening doors to some unique concepts. Take Co-Working In A Box’s new PopBox containers: These temporary shipping containers rolled out in a soft launch about a month ago and are generating industry buzz. Similar to pop-up concepts, … More New PopBox Shipping Containers Help Developers Generate Buzz Surrounding New Projects

Pop-up idea proliferating

Sitcom-themed diners, cat cafe among ideas PHILIP MARCELO | Associated Press BOSTON – Now you see them; now you don’t. Pop-up storefronts and eateries have been around for years, but entrepreneurs increasingly are taking the concept in new and unexpected directions. In late July, New York welcomed the Museum of Ice Cream, an interactive pop-up … More Pop-up idea proliferating

Shopping centers pursue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.

At a time when many traditional retailers are shrinking store sizes or closing locations, real estate developers are trying to fill malls and shopping centers with businesses that are “Internet proof.” Online sales make up only about 7 percent of all retail transactions in the United States, according to a recent report by global real … More Shopping centers pursue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.

Mall Owners Warm Up to ‘Pop-Up Stores’

Westfield, Simon Property Group dedicate staff, space to short-term stores once viewed as seasonal businesses. Mall landlords are turning to short-term retailers known as “pop-up stores” to attract shoppers and boost revenue as department stores and other tenants struggle to combat the growth of online commerce. Big shopping center owners such as Westfield Corp. and … More Mall Owners Warm Up to ‘Pop-Up Stores’

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