James meets up with foodservice consultant Jonathan Doughty to chat about how restaurants can stay relevant amidst changing tastes and technologies. Want to learn more about foodservice best practices? LISTEN HERE >>>
A new report from ICSC and JLL is posted online at jllretail.com/retail-intelligence.
While the number of store closure announcements is lower than during the recession, the amount of retail space closing is higher. Apparel and shoe retailers are closing the most number of stores, yet ironically apparel is also in the top three of aggressive expansion stores alongside auto parts and dollar stores. Only a modest amount of apparel sales have shifted online and apparel shoppers are shifting from mid-priced clothing stores and… Read More
A visit to the dentist’s office quickly turns into a retail research study. In this episode of Where We Buy, James Cook talks about how different levels of human need dictate the most likely place certain goods will be purchased, be it online or in a store. For more on how Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs relates to retail, check out this report.
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Aldi is known for low prices and efficient operation. After a recent expansion into Southern California, the grocer announced a $1.6 billion program to remodel 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020. I spoke with Vicki Eickelberger and Josh Broehl at Big Red Rooster, a JLL company. They told me about the process and intent behind the redesign. LISTEN HERE>>>… Read More
JLL announced today that Christopher M. Gibbons has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the Dallas Retail Brokerage group. In his new role, he will focus on business development and disposition services.
“Chris’ extensive experience and proven leadership strengthens our retail brokerage group,” says JLL Managing Director Clay Smith. “His strong understanding of big box disposition and drive has earned him an outstanding reputation for meeting and exceeding his clients’… Read More
Hanging out in a coffee shop to get some work done was not always a thing that people did. Starbucks changed American culture and created a whole new market. Listen to Where We Buy episode #19 and catch up on all the latest episodes.
Have a question about food & beverage? Jonathan has the answer.
Jonathan, a chef in his spare time, enjoys spending time in the kitchen with his wife, their 15-month old son, their chocolate labrador and a complimentary bottle of wine – or two. He’s been in the food and beverage… Read More