Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle – Retail Predicts the Super Bowl!

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My friends and colleagues will tell you I love Football and Retail equally, so whenever I can combine those two loves, it makes for a great day.  Well, for the third straight year, Jones Lang LaSalle and its Executive Chairman of the Americas, Roger Staubach, are making predictions for the Super Bowl based on commercial real estate vacancy rates.

While sports experts and Las Vegas oddsmakers… Read More

Bring on the Bazaar!

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I am a late-born shopper. Not that I am so young, but rather that I have only recently truly started to appreciate – and occasionally revel in the shopping experience. My teen years were spent in harried weekend shopping trips from Kingston, Jamaica to Miami to pick up necessities. The goal was to be efficient and thrifty. And at 5’0” and… Read More

From Mobile Wallets to iPad Checkout – Technology Drives The Future of Retail

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Walking the EXPO floor of the NRF conference Retail’s Big Show, it’s clear again that technology plays an integral role in the future of retail.  From iPad checkout to mobile payment technologies to advanced checkout lanes to biometrics and geofencing, retailers are inundated with a plethora of vendors and options to improve productivity, increase sales, and create the store experiences they need… Read More

First Look From NRF’s Big Show in the Big Apple

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The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show kicked off yesterday in New York City at the Javits Convention Center with a series of great First Look sessions by Shop.org on the state of the economy, a 2013 holiday outlook (didn’t we just wrap up the 2012 holiday shopping season!?), and a look at all of… Read More