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

Free Wi-Fi: A Trend for Mall Properties

Originally published in The Center of Shopping 30 June 2016 Many U.S. Consumers Also Expect Interactive Kiosks, Portable Electronic Charging Stations While Shopping.  In the mass media, omni-channel retail has garnered the lion’s share of attention concerning how technology affects malls. But a wide variety of technology already present in America’s regional and superregional centers has … More Free Wi-Fi: A Trend for Mall Properties

Specialty Retail Trends in Franchising

Originally published in specialtyretail.com by Poornima Apte. Fitness, healthy food and value-oriented concepts drive baby boomers and millennials alike to shopping centers across the country. The numbers speak for themselves. According to the International Franchise Association, franchises will produce $890 billion of economic output in 2015, with 8.9 million jobs. They are also on track … More Specialty Retail Trends in Franchising

How Indochino Used Pop-ups to Transition from Clicks to Bricks

Original article from specialtyretail.com Drew Green is Chief Executive Officer of Indochino, the world’s largest made to measure men’s apparel company. Without a doubt, ecommerce is a huge force in today’s retail landscape. With consumers spending billions of dollars every year in North America, people are shopping online, and shopping a lot. Many online brands are … More How Indochino Used Pop-ups to Transition from Clicks to Bricks

Let the battle commence: 2016’s Chicago food truck festival

Chicago’s food truck frenzy shows no signs of slowing down. The city has over 100 active vendors and almost 20 established spots to find them. In celebration of this American institution, the third free annual Chicago Food Festival will take place on June 25 and 26 2016. Here’s our guide to the best of the … More Let the battle commence: 2016’s Chicago food truck festival

Brick-And-Mortar Retail Doing Solid Business, Mall Landlords Say

According to U.S. mall landlords, the rumors of the death of brick-and-mortar retail are greatly exaggerated. “There is no question there is a lot of change,” Taubman Centers Chief Operating Officer Bill Taubman said in an interview at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention, which was held in Las Vegas this past week. … More Brick-And-Mortar Retail Doing Solid Business, Mall Landlords Say