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.

Westfield Teaming With 10 Startups To Revitalize The Shopping Mall

Westfield Corporation, which operates 32 gigantic shopping malls across America, has announced a partnership with advertising giant R/GA and 10 startups in hopes they will “grow innovative commerce and retail ideas.” The partnership, part of the Westfield Labs division, is a startup accelerator dubbed the Connected Commerce Accelerator that provides the 10 startups with $120,000 in … More Westfield Teaming With 10 Startups To Revitalize The Shopping Mall

For Online-Only Retailers, a Pop-up Shop Can be a Great Brand-Builder

Would you buy a bed online? A number of entrepreneurs believe you would, which is why online mattress retailers are proliferating. Casper, Tuft & Needle, Saatva, Luna Sleep – the list goes on. Each is trying to disrupt the traditional model of buying a bed, which generally involves visiting a store—usually a big box showroom – and lying … More For Online-Only Retailers, a Pop-up Shop Can be a Great Brand-Builder

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

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

Innovative Pop-up concept for Frisco BART stations

If you’re keen to get your brand in front of 400 000 downtown commuters each day then look no further than Blinq’s short term display space now operating at Embarcadero and Montgomery BART stations. Rent the full 185 sq ft. area to promote your brand or business, or just take a slice of the area with lease periods running from just 2 … More Innovative Pop-up concept for Frisco BART stations