Shopping Centers Today March 2015
Landlords can play a key role in helping new concepts become thriving tenants.— SCT March 2015
The Common Area
Etailer Amazon.com is venturing offline again with its latest experiment in bricks-and-mortar retailing: a staffed pickup and drop-off location at Purdue University.
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Already known for the bold colors and patterns of its merchandise, Vera Bradley is now taking correspondingly bold steps toward a brand transformation, including store expansion and efforts to extend its appeal to new customers.— SCT March 2015
The Bottom Line
U.S. retailers and restaurateurs announced plans to close 5,500 establishments in 2014, according to ICSC Research and PNC Real Estate Research. This is quite a jump from the previous year’s record low of 2,500 announced closings.— SCT March 2015