Tag: retail space

News & Trends

Is Retail Moving to The Suburbs?

May 9, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Retailers operating in the suburbs have benefited from the remote work trend that began when the novel coronavirus pandemic began in 2020. That has led retailers with stores in city business districts to look for space in the suburbs. Foot […]

Retail Types, Stores

New stores are opening in malls, inflation or no

August 4, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some say a recession is on the way; others say it is already here, but according to the biggest owner of U.S. shopping malls, the threat of an economic downturn is not deterring retailers from opening new mall locations. Simon […]

News & Trends

Are bike lanes good for retail?

July 14, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Retailers in Miami, San Diego and Cambridge, MA, have joined those in other cities in recent years complaining about the addition of protected bike lanes, although studies show they eventually drive shopper traffic. The bike lanes are designed to make […]

Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Should retailers prepare to serve customers in ‘post-car’ suburbs?

June 8, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Tempe, AZ, is putting the finishing touches on a planned car-free community built to let its 1,000 inhabitants live — and shop — without owning cars. The 17-acre community, called Culdesac, will open later this year, according to ABC 15. […]

Retail Types, Stores

Do Americans now prefer strip center shopping?

December 22, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Open-air shopping centers — also known as strip malls and strip centers — are leading retail’s real estate recovery and building on momentum seen before the pandemic. Landlords filled 17 million square feet of open-air shopping centers during the third […]

News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Is now a good time for retailers to open new stores?

June 9, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Retailers have announced some ambitious expansion plans that take advantage of pandemic-related closures. Perhaps not by accident, among the biggest are from chains that have minimal e-commerce presence. Three dollar store chains — Family Dollar, Dollar Tree and Dollar General […]

Retail Types, Stores

Will J.C. Penney be renewed under new ownership?

October 29, 2020

Via: RetailWire

J.C. Penney has entered into a purchase agreement with Brookfield Property Partners and Simon Property Group and a group of first lien lenders to acquire the company’s assets. The department store retailer said it expects the deal to be finalized […]

Retail Types, Stores

J.C. Penney rescued. Will it now find success and save the mall, too?

September 10, 2020

Via: RetailWire

J.C. Penney announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement in principle with two of its landlords on a near eleventh-hour deal that will help the company avoid liquidating its business, saving about 70,000 jobs in the process. Simon Property […]

News & Trends

25% of U.S. malls are expected to shut within 5 years. Giving them a new life won’t be easy

August 27, 2020


What is going to happen to America’s dead malls? That’s a million-dollar question plaguing retailers and real estate developers. With a report circulating earlier this month that the biggest U.S. mall owner Simon Property Group has been in talks with […]

Retail Types, Stores

Is the future of malls outside?

August 3, 2020

Via: RetailWire

On Friday, Westfield Valley Fair, the Bay Area’s largest mall, opened an open-air pop-up market in front of Bloomingdale’s. The pop-up tents arrive as many enclosed malls, including those across California, remain closed as a preventive measure against the spread […]

News & Trends, Suppliers

Retailers need way more fulfillment space to keep up with booming online sales

July 10, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Retailers will need an additional one billion square feet of industrial real estate by 2025 as the need for warehouse space grows along with online sales, according to a new report by JLL, the commercial real estate firm. The novel […]

News & Trends

How Pop-Up Stores Are Revolutionizing the Retail Space

March 7, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

The retail space has seen a lot of technological advancements, but perhaps none more impactful than the pop-up store. In fact, according to Storefront Magazine, temporary pop-up shops are expected to generate $50 billion annually across the globe, and have […]

News & Trends

What does experiential retail even mean these days?

February 19, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

These days in brick-and-mortar retail circles, it seems all anyone can talk about is experiential retail. Immersive, interactive, technology-enhanced — these are all adjectives that get tossed around when executives are talking about what the store of the future needs […]