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Why So Many Store Closures? A Look Inside.

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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

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A visit to the dentist quickly turns to retail research

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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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How Aldi is Remaking its U.S. Stores

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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>>>Where We Buy (2)Read More

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JLL Continues Retail Brokerage Team Expansion with Addition of Experienced Expert

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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

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Ask Tom Mullaney Anything on Store Closures

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Featuring Tom Mullaney, Managing Director of JLL’s Retail Restructuring

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Tom, a Chicago native, started his career with no understanding of real estate whatsoever. After graduating from Princeton and Harvard Business School, he went to work at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Tom left McKinsey & Company after four years to help create the… Read More

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