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The Evolution of the Mall as We Know It

The American mall isn’t dead. And reports of its imminent death are greatly exaggerated. Yes, big box closures are hurting malls and mall traffic. Or maybe the other way around. Either way, the...

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Are Grocers No Longer Immune to E-commerce?

Through the retail turmoil, grocery stores have been viewed as a sector considerably unaffected by the threat of e-commerce. Consumers want to visually see the products they are buying. People...

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Physical vs Online: Which is right for retailers?

Retail just isn’t what it used to be. But no one ever said that was a bad thing. Its evolution has certainly created more competition than ever before, and we’re seeing a digital vs physical...

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A SimonCRE RECap of ICSC RECon

With another ICSC RECon in the books, there was a lot of talk about the changing retail landscape. Much of the focus was on the use of technology and omni-channel approaches, the winners and...

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Why Some Retailers are Flourishing and Others are Floundering

It’s not difficult to find headlines today reading “Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace” or “Sears, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Macy's: These retailers are closing stores in 2017”. A...

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The (Virtual) Reality of Tech in Retail

One day, in the not too distant future, virtual reality will be able to eliminate, or at least blur, the limitations of space and time. For retailers, the reality of this opens a world of...

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How Generation Z is Flipping the Script?

$44 Billion in spending power. An influence of $600 billion of family spending. And flipping the script on what we thought we knew about today’s emerging consumers.

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Clicks to Bricks: The Value in the Retail Experience

For several years now brick and mortar retailers have fret over the future of their existence due to the rapid growth of ecommerce. But not so fast my friends. Reputable online retailers like...

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2017 Outlook: Retail shifts from ‘bricks to clicks’

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The “shift from bricks to clicks” in the retail industry describes a growing trend of retailers who are selling products online instead of at brick-and-mortar stores and...

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