Retail trends

Light at the end of the tunnel for shopping centres struggling to fill vacant anchor tenants

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Large spaces formerly occupied by anchor tenants continue to sit unclaimed in Canadian shopping centres. However, there is hope amid the stressful times for retail landlords. Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm, recently came…

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Getting Lost At The Mall? Maybe Not For Much Longer

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Have you ever gotten lost at the mall? Most likely. Some say it’s part of the game; however a number of shopping centres are implementing frameworks and technologies that can sustain foot traffic yet won’t…

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Why successful retailers are opening in front of their main competitors?

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You’ve probably noticed many stores tend to cluster in one specific spot, with similar product and service offerings. While it might seem more logical for similar businesses to be far away from one another, two…

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Retailers: Five Non-Negotiable Expectations of the Future Clients

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The needs of tomorrow must be identified today. What made a business stand out yesterday is now industry standard. How you remain competitive is unique to your business, but changes in expectations about retail practices…

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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 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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