Category Archives: PERSPECTIVE

The Five Fastest Growing Shifts in Food and Beverage

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JLL launches Global Food Trends report at ICSC Food for Thought Conference

JLL has scoured the globe for the weirdest, most wonderful and prophetic innovations of foodservice and shortlisted five mega trends that landlords and restaurateurs should watch in 2018 in its recently released Global Food Trends 2018 report. According to the report, launched today at… Read More

New Year, Positive Outlook

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5 ways retailers can increase sales volumes online and in-store all year By: Marilynn Joyner, JLL Retail in New York.

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. It’s also the time of the year where majority of retailers reach their highest annual… 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

Starbucks to Bar-bucks: Will Customers Swap Their Coffee for Cabernet?

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One recent evening a team of JLL researchers descended upon a Chicago Starbucks to test out the chain’s new after-four-p.m. drink menu – a concept Starbucks is selectively launching. As the group waited for beer, wine and spicy pepitas, they surveyed the landscape – a student banged away on his laptop, a group of women chatted over coffee drinks and an unkempt gentleman shouted loudly to no one but himself. A… Read More