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JLL Predicts Up to 6 Percent Growth in Holiday Season Spending

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Once the last trace of Halloween candy is gone, Americans plan to get started on holiday shopping. Nearly 30 percent of shoppers will start shopping prior to Thanksgiving, while just over 30 percent of shoppers will start stocking up over the five day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.

“As we head… Read More

Banks Can Adapt to Changing Consumer Behavior with New Branch Strategies

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It’s no longer about how many branches banks have. It’s how about they use them. As consumer behavior shifts, banks are rethinking the way their business is done. And you can help them.


JLL’s new 2017 U.S. Banking Outlook offers insight on current and forthcoming industry trends, like:

  • Branch location reductions. The number of branches will decrease as banks optimize their market needs.
  • Expansion of fintech. Mobile
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Emerging global cities entice retailers

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JLL’s Destination Retail report unveils top global growth markets for retailer expansions

International Retailer Attractiveness

The global retail landscape is expected to change significantly over the next 10 years, as a fast-growing middle class in emerging markets attracts retailers hungry for growth, according JLL’s Destination Retail report. But as companies seek out these… Read More

Does where you’re from Matter? It Does for Retailers Expanding Globally.

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More than 30 years ago a man named Tommy Hilfiger changed men’s apparel by modernizing the standard button-down shirt and chino pant into fitted and designed apparel. It hallmarked the movement of bringing classic “American cool” to the world, and today Tommy Hilfiger ranks as the top global retailer with stores in 94 percent of the top 140 cities around the world, according to JLL’s Destination Retail 2016 report. The report… Read More

Retail Cross-Border Expansion is Rising in the Top 50 Global Cities

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Many say success is a journey, not a destination, but according to JLL’s latest report – the destination is everything. JLL’s Destination Retail report, which looks at the top cities worldwide for retailing, shows 50 major global cities have risen to the top of the list for mainstream, premium and luxury retailers’ expansions. While the list is dominated by cities in Asia Pacific, those in the Middle East are coming on… Read More

Supermarket Sweep Part 2: Convenience, Price & Experience

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This blog post is a continuation of  Supermarket Sweep Part I: Grocers Compete, Retail Real Estate Wins. In order to carve out market share in the slowly growing industry, grocery sellers will have to fight tooth and nail in order to prevail in each arena: convenience, price and experience.

1. CONVENIENCE: Make it easy to buy

grocery 10Surrogate shoppers do the hard work for you

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Supermarket Sweep Part I: Grocers Compete, Retail Real Estate Wins

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Do you remember the game show Supermarket Sweep? In it, teams of shoppers would race through the grocery aisles competing to fill their carts with the most expensive items within a time limit. The show turned what many considered a dull weekly chore into a race against time. Back when Supermarket Sweep first aired in the sixties and later when it was revived in the early nineties, the weekly shopping trip… 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

JLL Announces Dedicated Retail Research Leader

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JLL has invested in the growth of its Retail brokerage and property management service offerings, most recently with the acquisition of the Wilson Group in Los Angeles and Shelter Bay in San Francisco. Now it’s building its retail research platform with the addition of James Cook as the Americas Director of Retail Research. In his new role, Cook will work closely with the firm’s retail experts on data collection that will… Read More

The New Scarcest Resource: Shoppers Attention

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Why, when and how consumers shop has shifted drastically during the last 25 years. We live in a world of ‘choice exhaustion’, clutter and indecision – so how are retailers embracing technology and breaking through the noise? On May 20th from 11:00-11:30 a.m. in the ICSC Coca Cola Happiness Lounge  JLL Retail experts Michael Hirschfeld and Aaron Ahlburn share how retailers are finding innovative ways to stimulate consumers suffering from information overload. During this… Read More