August 26, 2015

Global mobile commerce is set to explode, according to, a Seattle-based database of online coupon codes.

July 7, 2015

Merchants Retail Partners recently led the acquisition of Flint’s Crossing in Auburn, Alabama, on behalf of its related investment partner.

March 25, 2015

JLL announced the expansion of its platform in Alabama with the addition of Shannon Tyndall and Allen Garstecki. Tyndall and Garstecki join JLL as VPs, and bring more than 20 years of combined experience to the firm.

March 10, 2015

Tween and teen retailer Five Below will open three stores in Alabama, its first ever in the state, on March 13.

March 4, 2015

Online wedding retailer and services provider The Knot is relaunching a mobile-first e-commerce site designed to seamlessly engage, match and connect couples with the right local vendors, products and services they need for their wedding.

January 28, 2015

Rite Aid Corp. announced plans to build its first new distribution center in 15 years, a 900,000-sq.-ft. facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

January 16, 2015

GBT Realty Corporation announced even more retail development in northern Alabama with The Shoppes of Albertville.  Just off the heels of two similar projects recently announced in the regional market, GBT is developing an $18 million, 135,000-square foot retail center along Albertville’s primary commercial corridor.

December 2, 2014

GBT Realty Corp. announced the expansion of Strong Station, a 180,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood center in Huntsville, Alabama, currently tenanted by Academy Sports + Outdoor.

October 16, 2014

Brookwood Village, a mixed-use development located in the affluent Mountain Brook and Homewood area of Birmingham, Ala., announced that leading specialty bedding company Mattress Firm will join the shopping center’s merchant roster in 2015.

September 26, 2014

Brookwood Village, a mixed-use development located in the affluent Mountain Brook and Homewood area of Birmingham, Alabama, announced that the shopping center would welcome Hickory Tavern to its restaurant mix in 2015.

September 15, 2014

Mobile rich media advertising drives high expansion rates and secondary engagement for retail brands.

August 28, 2014

RadioShack is partnering with Defense Mobile Corp., a Connecticut-based veterans mobile service company to be the exclusive national retailer for Defense Mobile's new nationwide 4G LTE mobile services.

July 31, 2014

he Wet Seal Inc. has named Iris Mobile as its mobile messaging agency. Iris Mobile will support the brand's mobile marketing programs with Rich Media Messaging (RMM) to help the retailer strengthen its presence and connect more personally with its mobile customers.

July 10, 2014

Mobile is the most popular technology for e-commerce retailers to make a significant investment in.

July 7, 2014

A new 49,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use development including an entire floor of retail space is slated to open in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, in third quarter 2015.

June 27, 2014

Mobile will continue to play a significant and dominating role in online shopping this holiday season.

June 19, 2014

T-Mobile US Inc. is introducing "T-Mobile Test Drive," a program that lets people receive an iPhone 5s and unlimited nationwide service to take T-Mobile's network for a seven-day free trial.

June 9, 2014

Overall, mobile technology has created a roughly $8 billion industry in retail/hospitality worldwide, with POS a major factor. According to a new study from IHL Research, “Mobile POS: Reaching Escape Velocity – All Systems Go,” tablet POS systems are growing at a more than 300% rate in specialty retailers compared to 2013 levels.

May 14, 2014

Stirling Properties has acquired John Toomey & Co., a commercial real estate company based in Mobile, Alabama.

May 1, 2014

Four-in-10 (42%) college students around the country would "probably not" or "definitely not" make more mobile payments if they were widely available.

April 4, 2014

Cypress Equities has acquired Brookwood Village, a mixed-use development in the affluent Mountain Brook area of Birmingham, Ala.

March 10, 2014

Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for 40,000 sq. ft. at The Summit in Lexington, Ky.

March 3, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees in Dothan, Ala. Currently, there are 18 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Alabama.

December 3, 2013

When compared with a baseline shopping period of mid-October of this year, total mobile visits on Thanksgiving and Black Friday increased 93%.