December 17, 2014

The Sembler Company and Forge Capital Partners, in their Forge Real Estate Partners III investment fund, have recently purchased two shopping centers:  Causeway Shopping Center in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, and Springdale Shopping Center in Austin, Texas.  

December 12, 2014

More than 40 major retail chains, including The Home Depot, Walmart, Kroger and Target, formed a specialized research council to facilitate the use of science to curtail theft and violence.

December 10, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, Publix Pharmacy is the highest-ranking pharmacy in overall satisfaction in the supermarket segment according to J.D. Power & Associate Satisfaction Survey, a customer satisfaction benchmark study that provides pharmacy-specific performance comparisons among brick and mortar pharmacies.

December 8, 2014

Watch out, retailers with stores in Florida. The Florida State Legislature has tightened controls over businesses for data security breaches. 

December 2, 2014

One Daytona, the proposed mixed-use and entertainment destination across from Daytona International Speedway in east Central Florida, began early site work November 24, according to joint-venture owners International Speedway Corp. and Jacoby Development.

November 12, 2014

The community of Show Low, Arizona leads all U.S. cities in rates of chargebacks for credit card disputes, with a 2.2% chargeback rate.

November 10, 2014

In another move to capitalize on its extensive real estate portfolio, Sears Holdings Corp. has submitted plans to the City of Aventura in Florida for the redevelopment of the Sears property at Aventura Mall into an open-air village that will feature retail, restaurants, offices and a hotel.

November 5, 2014

DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant, a family-owned market, restaurant and catering company with operations throughout South Florida and New York, opened its newest location in Bonita Springs, Fla., in October. 

November 4, 2014

In its 10th year, the Top Redevelopers survey continues to underscore the industry sea change from ground-up new-builds to redeveloping existing assets. Each year, the names of our Top Redevelopers may change, but their goals remain the same: maximize shopping center portfolios by keeping each asset current, vibrant and viable.

October 30, 2014

Nicole Messer has joined the retail group of Stiles Realty as senior retail associate.

October 23, 2014

Polaroid Fotobar  will open seven “micro-retail” locations in select Westfield Malls throughout California.

October 23, 2014

Polaroid Fotobar  will open seven “micro-retail” locations in select Westfield Malls throughout California.

October 16, 2014

The Mall at University Town Center has opened in Sarasota, Fla. Featuring more than 100 retailers and restaurants, well over half of which are unique to the Sarasota-Manatee market.

October 15, 2014

MIA Concessions has deployed advanged digital signage in Miami International Airport’s (MIA)) South Terminal in the form of bilingual digital passenger assistants.

October 15, 2014

Celebration Pointe has begun site work on a five-lane, $12 million bridge that will span Interstate 75.

October 14, 2014

A visionary downtown Miami project has launched construction, promising to deliver a mix of uses and a true urban community.

October 12, 2014

Nordstrom on Friday opened the doors to its first store in Northeast Florida, at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. 

October 7, 2014

Brixmor Property Group, owner and operator of the largest wholly-owned portfolio of grocery-anchored shopping centers in the U.S., has named Christopher Ralph as VP of leasing and will be based in Orlando, Florida.

October 1, 2014

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has completed its acquisition of the mattress specialty retail assets and operations of Back to Bed Inc., M World Mattress LLC, MCStores LLC and TBE Orlando LLC, which collectively operate Back to Bed and Bedding Experts retail stores in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and Bedding Experts and Mattress Barn retail stores in Florida.

October 1, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open two new stores in North Florida on Oct. 11.

September 26, 2014

The concept of a shopping center as a place where people simply show up to make a few purchases and leave is becoming passé. Increasingly, developers are building mixed-use centers that include residential, office and entertainment components, which turn them more into a consumer home base and less of a functional destination. Add in amenities like town squares, public parks, community gardens and amphitheaters, and the “shopping center” becomes more of an all-around “center” of activity.

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September 25, 2014

RadioShack's Fix It Here same-day mobile repair service is now available in 32 stores in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area.

September 23, 2014

Mexican restaurant chain Taco John’s is partnering with InMoment, a cloud-based customer experience optimization platform that gives companies the ability to listen to and engage with customers to improve business results. InMoment is providing the technology for Tell TJ, Taco John’s guest satisfaction survey program.

September 22, 2014

Pet Supermarket has recently opened its 150th store in Bartow, Florida.