CasualLease.com Selected For Highly Coveted Landing Pad Program

The online destination for short-term specialty leasing locations, casuallease.com, has been selected by the Federal Government to join its recently introduced ‘Landing Pad’ program, which provides market-ready companies with access to some of the world’s most renowned innovation and start-up ecosystems. Landing Pads have been established in Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv. … More CasualLease.com Selected For Highly Coveted Landing Pad Program

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

Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop Churning Success for Graduate

For alumna Colleen Cruze Bhatti, a combination of timing, connections, and hard work brought her to the next step in her growing dairy business, Cruze Farm Girl. This summer, Bhatti opened her first storefront, the Cruze Farm Milk Bar, in downtown Knoxville. She credits UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for supporting her entrepreneurial … More Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop Churning Success for Graduate

How Australia’s Westfield got its name on America’s Ground Zero redevelopment

Frank Lowy is upbeat as he guides The AFR Magazine around New York’s newest retail precinct. Almost 15 years have passed since the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and finally here he is, preparing for the official August 16 opening of Westfield’s part of the rebuilt World Trade Centre. We are in the Oculus, … More How Australia’s Westfield got its name on America’s Ground Zero redevelopment

Why Creating a Shopping Experience Has Become Vital for Retail

by Catherine Salfino – SourcingJournalOnline.com. When someone needs a new pair of jeans, does she go shopping for them, or are they an item thrown in a cart when she does her shopping? Industry experts say when consumers go shopping for clothes, they don’t want a humdrum routine. They want an interesting, exciting experience—and that rings … More Why Creating a Shopping Experience Has Become Vital for Retail

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

WEGMAN’S, THE MOST APPRECIATED GROCERY STORE IN THE US

by Stéphane Keulian.  Original story from stephanekeulian.com When it comes to high-end, local and organic food stores in the US, you may spontaneously think about Trader Joe’s or Whole Food Market.  Considering their large store networks throughout the country, it makes sense. However, they are not the most appreciated grocery stores in the US. They have been outperformed … More WEGMAN’S, THE MOST APPRECIATED GROCERY STORE IN THE US

Pop-up for Social Businesses – CROSSROADS

Walking along the high street, I passed a pop-up shop window display with beautiful colourful handcrafted necklaces, clothes and bags. These are unusual products to see in this country. On closer look, the items were handcrafted in Myanmar and brought to Australia by CROSSROADS. Each item was quite unique and the shop was full of … More Pop-up for Social Businesses – CROSSROADS