Category Archives: Retailers

Coworking spaces to fill closed stores

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JLL predicts coworking in retail properties to grow 25 percent per year, for the next five years

The traditional 9-to-5, five-day work week, routine is slowly morphing into work-life integration. Approximately 43 percent of employed Americans now say they spend at least some time working remotely and there’s no signs of that slowing.… Read More

5 Things Retailers Should Know For Back-To-School

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It’s officially August, which means school bells will be ringing soon – punctuating the languid summer air with a shrill note of finality – much to the chagrin of school-aged children across the U.S. But while kids may be mourning the disappearance of the lazy days of Summer,… Read More

Retail Sales Update

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After a tepid start to the year, consumer spending appears to be back in full-swing as shown by today’s retail sales numbers. June saw a 0.5% month-over-month increase and a, more importantly, 6.6% year-on-year increase over June 2017. Home purchases have seen a significant bump driven by lower taxes and… Read More

JLL Grows West Coast Leasing Practice

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Lauren Stilley joins team as VP of National Retail Leasing – reflecting the firm’s commitment to growing its retail property management and brokerage platform.

JLL announced the addition of Lauren Stilley to its West Coast retail team as Vice President of National Retail Leasing. Stilley will work across the Hawaii and California markets in her new role.Read More

E-commerce sales tax ruling: a boon to brick and mortar retail?

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The highest court in the U.S. has leveled the playing field for e-commerce companies and retail landlords snared in a tug-of-war for consumers.

The Supreme Court ruled last week that state governments have the authority to collect billions of dollars in new sales tax from online retailers – even when… Read More

What shoppers want and how retailers can deliver

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New JLL and Big Red Rooster study creates benchmarks for in-store experiences and ranks the top retailers; Apple takes top spot

Creating brand affinity has always been a top priority for retailers, but now retailers need new ways to build shopper satisfaction in-store. What makes shoppers content from the moment they walk through the door all the way to their purchase? JLL and Big Red Rooster evaluated 100 stores and surveyed… Read More

Was an early Easter a boon to March sales? JLL’s take on Retail Sales

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Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2018, were $494.6 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 4.5 percent (±0.5 percent) above March 2017 according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Total sales for the January 2018 through March 2018 period… Read More

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

Investors increase appetite for grocery-anchored assets while store expansions taper

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JLL says healthy food, affordable pricing, private labels and digital integrations drive grocery store performance.

Grocery-anchored centers continued to be an attractive property type for investors in 2017, with sales volumes increasing by 5.3 percent. The asset class remained stable amid a period of low retail transaction volumes. But after grocery store expansions went bananas in… 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