Monthly Archives: November 2015

Slow and Steady to Kick-Off Black Friday Promotions

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This week, after taking a tour around Town Center Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, it was clear that retailers – at least, most of them –were readying themselves for the holiday season.

Holiday Sales 13 Top Findings for the Start of Thanksgiving week:
  1. Red will be big this holiday. Sales were definitely in effect. Most retailers had some level of promotion, regardless of price-point; some
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4 Ways to Maximize Online Retailing this Black Friday

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Black-Friday_infographic_FINAL-01Since the emergence of Black Friday in the United States as the venerated kickoff to the post-Thanksgiving shopping season, there have been a multitude of strategies employed by retailers to attract customers to their stores and to benefit from a swell of consumer spending.  These tactics have included opening stores earlier & earlier, while… Read More

JLL-Managed Centers are “The Holiday Hot Spots” for Seasonal Shopping

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Holiday Promo GraphicsAs shoppers get into the spirit of the holiday season, JLL has positioned its centers under management as The Holiday Hot Spot: Connecting You to All Things Holiday. JLL’s new Holiday Hot Spot campaign provides shoppers at JLL-managed centers with a one-stop shop for all this season’s must-have gifts, but also offers a… Read More

Retailers Keep it Simple for Shoppers this Holiday Season

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Shoppers have more money in their pockets this holiday season, as unemployment remains at a post-recession low and fuel prices remain low. However, in a competitive retail market, standing out among the competition is a major feat. According to new data from JLL’s 2015 Holiday Sentiment Report, which includes feedback from largely national or global retailers in JLL-managed shopping centers across the United States, this year’s differentiator will hinge on simplifying… Read More

Will Black Friday Ever Come Back?

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There’ll be fewer Tryptophan-induced food comas for many this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Nearly one-third of retailers surveyed by JLL say they plan to open on Thanksgiving Day in order to get a jump on Black Friday sales. JLL’s 2015 Holiday Sentiment Report, which includes feedback from largely national or global retailers in JLL-managed shopping centers across the United States, also reveals more than half of those retailers expect an uptick in… Read More

Retail Workers of America, We Thank You

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JLL asked shopping center retailers, “What is the craziest thing you’ve seen a customer do during the holidays?” After reviewing the responses, we wish to extend our gratitude to each and every person on the front lines of commerce. You guys put up with a lot.

Top 4 Categories of Customer Craziness

You would be forgiven if you mistook these statistics for an Alcatraz cell block report. The top responses fell within… Read More