Retail trends

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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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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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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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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