Retailers

How to find an ideal 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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5 Tactics to Compete With Amazon

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No one can deny Amazon’s meteoric rise. The company has reported $52.9 billion in revenue in the second quarter of the year and posted its largest profit in history ($2.5 billion in Q2). However, that doesn’t mean…

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Can Cirque du Soleil become an anchor tenant for malls?

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Shopping centres across Canada and the United States are no longer just spaces where consumers spend money at retail outlets. Cirque du Soleil apparently took notice.   Recently, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced it…

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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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Experiential retail is revolutionizing the industry… and has been for decades

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People don’t just shop anymore. They want to live an experience. It isn’t just a buzzword: commercial streets and shopping centres are increasingly shifting towards experiential retail. There’s an ongoing joke that there are more…

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Millennials’ true impact on retail

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Rethinking our relationship with Millennials Over the past several years, the professional sphere has been in a state of panic, meticulously preparing for the day Millennials would arrive on the consumer market. Young consumers born…

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