February 11, 2015

SRS Real Estate Partners has named Kevin Boyd as senior VP and co-market leader in the Chicago office.

February 11, 2015

SRS Real Estate Partners has named Kevin Boyd as senior VP and co-market leader in the Chicago office.

February 11, 2015

According to a new study of 1,000 brands and retailers from PowerReviews, more than half (57%) of online shoppers reported specifically seeking out websites with product reviews.

February 10, 2015

One of the interesting retail real estate trends I’ve been seeing pick up steam in the last couple of years is the willingness of many retailers to look beyond the traditional mall locations. Many are choosing locations on “hot streets,” bustling avenues within major communities that happen to be the retail hub, or in the downtown/village center area of the market.

February 2, 2015

Target Corp. is opening 15 stores this year, with an emphasis on its smaller-sized TargetExpress format as it looks to further reach guests in urban centers.

January 21, 2015

Whole Foods Market plans to open six new locations in Chicago, four of which will open in May, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

January 21, 2015

Whole Foods Market plans to open six new locations in Chicago, four of which will open in May, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

January 20, 2015

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s Investment Sales team recently brokered the sale of The Columbian Retail Shops in Chicago.

January 20, 2015

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s Investment Sales team recently brokered the sale of The Columbian Retail Shops in Chicago.

January 15, 2015

Bob’s Discount Furniture has leased a 751,966-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution building in Shorewood, Illinois, as it prepares to expand its growing retail furniture business into the Chicago area.

December 22, 2014

Top commercial construction trends for 2015 include an increase in retail and restaurant ground-up construction and a rise in shopping mall renovations, according to national general construction firm  Englewood Construction.  

December 18, 2014

Top commercial construction trends for 2015 include an increase in retail and restaurant ground-up construction and a rise in shopping mall renovations, according to national general construction firm Englewood Construction.

December 12, 2014

Online marketer Rent the Runway has signed a lease to open a store in Chicago. It will be the third freestanding store for the company, with one in New York City, and one in Washington, D.C.

December 3, 2014

The City Council of Chiago has approved a boost in the minimum wage, gradually raising it to $13 an hour by 2019.

December 3, 2014

The City Council of Chiago has approved a boost in the minimum wage, gradually raising it to $13 an hour by 2019.

December 2, 2014

Overall marketing and advertising budgets at leading U.S. retailers will rise by 1.% this year, compared to a decline of .98% in 2013, with 72% of retailers expecting to spend about the same amount on marketing and advertising compared to last year, according to the BDO Retail Compass Survey of CMOs, by BDO USA.

November 24, 2014

Best Buy’s 43 Chicagoland stores are sporting a fresher look and assortment upgrades after the retailer’s $20 million overhaul earlier this year.

November 12, 2014

 The growing importance of the multichannel shopping experience is highlighted in a new study by A.T. Kearney. The report, "Connected Consumers Are Not Created Equal: A Global Perspective," is focused on better understanding today's connected consumers.

November 12, 2014

The perception of men as not enjoying the process of grocery shopping may have some truth to it. 

November 6, 2014

 The marketing chiefs of U.S. retailers are optimistic about the upcoming holiday season, forecasting a solid 4.1% increase in overall holiday store sales, according to a recent BDO USA survey.

October 31, 2014

Englewood Construction’s restaurant and retail groups have recently broken ground on four projects, completed three projects and started work on one expansion project across the country.

October 20, 2014
Chicago -- More than 80% of shoppers visit three or more channels to carry out CPG shopping, according to IRI’s new Times & Trend report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes”.   
October 20, 2014

RadioShack's Fix It Here same-day mobile repair service is now available in 26 stores in the Chicago area.

October 20, 2014

True Value Company has selected 360pi to provide competitive pricing intelligence spanning 50,000 branded and unbranded products over hundreds of regional zones.