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How To Convince Ecommerce Retailers To Open In Your Location And How To Work With Them

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Three years ago, Frank And Oak made some noise by opening shops in several Canadian malls. The Montreal-based digital native apparel retailer which specializes in millennial fashion opened stores at CF Carrefour Laval in Laval,…

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From Food Court To Eatertainment

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As malls are turning into entertainment centres, the traditional food court is getting a makeover. Malls now strive to offer their customers a higher-quality food experience, with better restaurants establishing themselves in shopping centres.  …

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Honey I Shrunk the Store!

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It is no secret that the North American retail landscape has faced some challenges in recent years. Consumption patterns have changed due to increasing inventory costs, the emergence of e-commerce giants such as Amazon, stagnant…

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How to find a killer retail location

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If you’re a retailer expanding into a market or expanding your footprint, location is a key consideration—perhaps even the most important one.   There’s an adage in real estate that it’s all about location, location,…

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Is Yorkdale Shopping Centre the Future of Malls?

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A lot has gone wrong for the classic shopping mall in Canada over the past five years. Beleaguered retailers laid-off employees, filed for creditor protection or, in Target’s case, took off for good.   But…

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Resurrecting the Zombie Shopping Malls

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“Zombie” shopping malls, or “dead malls”, are multiplying. And it’s a major challenge to bring them back to life.   It’s a worldwide phenomenon. Shopping malls are falling like flies. Two hundred US malls disappeared…

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