Monthly Archives: June 2014

Copa do Mundo and beyond: Brazilian retail surges

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Players from 32 countries are pouring into Brazil for a month-long contest of extraordinary soccer skill, known as the Copa do Mundo, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Cheering them on will be an expected 3.7 million fans and tourists, adding an astonishing $3.3 billion USD ($6.7 billion Brazilian Real) to this nation’s economy. According to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, the average foreign visitor will attend four Copa do

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Dallas: Fresh Concepts in the Urban Core

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Last October when Gables Residential announced that its new development in Uptown would be anchored by a Whole Foods Market, it probably surprised and thrilled the 20-somethings living in the trendy neighborhood. But it doesn’t take long to figure out why the Austin-based grocer would move into our urban core, engage street level foot-traffic along McKinney Avenue… Read More

The Pursuit of Happiness: Retailers Renovate for Enhanced Customer Experience

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Ongoing evolution in the retail industry—including near-global access to the Internet and speedy adoption rates of smartphones—is forcing retailers to create a brick-and-mortar shopping experience that rivals the convenience and immediacy of the Internet. As a result, hundreds of retailers in thousands of locations are committing capital to renovating stores for an enhanced overall customer experience. Retailers should consider these three key questions when defining the type and magnitude of renovations… Read More

VIDEO: Livin’ Large: Luxury Retail Market

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Designer goods have always held a prominent place on the richest streets in America. On the Las Vegas strip at the ICSC conference, thousands of high street retailers are gathering to determine the best strategies to serve the shopping elite. Experts say now more than ever, luxury brands are including a mix of both physical and online presence.

 

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Beyond Your Backyard, The Global Retail Landscapes Opportunities

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The way retailers use real estate around the globe is fundamentally changing in response to shifts in consumer preferences, spending patterns and robust growth in e-commerce. International retailers are focused on acquiring high-quality retail space in markets with healthy market fundamentals. London, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Shanghai continue to attract top retailers and are outperforming their regional peers. Yet, these markets aren’t the only pockets of… Read More

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