Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

JLL Adds Unsuspecting Shoppers to the “Nice List” this Holiday Season

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This holiday season if you are doing your gift shopping at a JLL-managed center you might just get a little something extra for yourself. JLL-managed centers across the country will be giving away gift cards to spontaneously delight and surprise shoppers this November and December. Santa, or one of many JLL “elves”, will be handing out the cards – but there’s a catch – shoppers will be encouraged to redeem the… Read More

Slow and Steady to Kick-Off Black Friday Promotions

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This week, after taking a tour around Town Center Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, it was clear that retailers – at least, most of them –were readying themselves for the holiday season.

Holiday Sales 13 Top Findings for the Start of Thanksgiving week:
  1. Red will be big this holiday. Sales were definitely in effect. Most retailers had some level of promotion, regardless of price-point; some
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4 Ways to Maximize Online Retailing this Black Friday

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Black-Friday_infographic_FINAL-01Since the emergence of Black Friday in the United States as the venerated kickoff to the post-Thanksgiving shopping season, there have been a multitude of strategies employed by retailers to attract customers to their stores and to benefit from a swell of consumer spending.  These tactics have included opening stores earlier & earlier, while… 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

Retail Workers of America, We Thank You

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JLL asked shopping center retailers, “What is the craziest thing you’ve seen a customer do during the holidays?” After reviewing the responses, we wish to extend our gratitude to each and every person on the front lines of commerce. You guys put up with a lot.

Top 4 Categories of Customer Craziness

You would be forgiven if you mistook these statistics for an Alcatraz cell block report. The top responses fell within… Read More

Holiday Pulse: Malls Reported Strong Traffic on Thanksgiving

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Shoppers did in fact hit the mall after the turkey tryptophan wore off last night, according to JLL’s Holiday Pulse Survey, which looked at a cross-section of JLL-managed properties in the U.S.  By all accounts, traffic was strong across the board and JCPenney and Victoria’s Secret were two of the biggest winners of the day.

Check out the top 6 center recaps of Thanksgiving Thursday:

  • South Park Mall: “Lines were in full force beginning at
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