May 10, 2017

What will the stores of the future be like? It’s certainly not a new question, but it’s one that seems to have taken on increased urgency as the shift to digital continues and retailers, some of them under siege from more nimble online competitors, wrestle with how to ensure their stores remain relevant going forward. It’s also a question that is sure to be top of mind for the shopping center owners and brokers who gather at the end of May in Las Vegas for RECon, the annual retail real estate confab.

May 10, 2017

One of the country’s foremost authorities on the Americans with Disabilities Act delivered an in-depth look at the law and how it is evolving at this year’s SPECS conference.

 
May 10, 2017

There’s no denying that Amazon has changed the face of retail, but there are many misconceptions about how the company actually operates. 

May 10, 2017

Retailers looking for dramatic energy savings at the lowest cost should think radical – and that means using an integrated design process right from the start.

 
May 10, 2017

Five dynamic retail and restaurant brands — Altar’d State, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, MOD Pizza, Sugarfina and Warby Parker — took home the honors as the winners of Chain Store Age’s annual Breakout Retailer Awards.

 
May 10, 2017

Retail and restaurant executives, architects, suppliers and other industry professionals involved in store design/planning, construction and facility management gathered together for Chain Store Age’s 53rd annual SPECS conference.

 
May 10, 2017

How many American moms would love to see their sons grow up to become accountants or lawyers? 

May 10, 2017

The best thing to do about asbestos? Leave it alone — if the structure is safe.

 
May 10, 2017

Retailers continue their efforts to step up design investments to improve the customer experience, but they should also focus on investing in customer safety.

 
May 10, 2017

Want to stay ahead of the competition — or at least keep pace with it? Invest in a tech lab — or an accelerator.

 
May 10, 2017

British online fast-fashion retailer Missguided makes the leap to physical retail with a high-concept, high-impact store that brings its website to life.

 
May 10, 2017

Given the success of this year’s Fastest-Growing Acquirers, it’s understandable to think the process seems simple. 

May 10, 2017

It’s a big show and there’s a lot to see, but if you have time to check out just a dozen properties, these may be the ones.

May 10, 2017

As physical shopping centers battle furiously for customer share, more developers are realizing that bells and whistles aren’t just optional; they’re essential. 

May 10, 2017

Every business magazine sports an “X Under 40” list celebrating precocious professionals. But, really, isn’t it almost always youthful drive and optimism that feeds the engine of progress?

 
May 10, 2017

Cumberland Farms, a convenience store fixture in New England and central Florida for half a century, once fielded more than 1,000 stores. 

May 10, 2017

From department stores to discounters to home improvement chains, nearly all retailers are engaged in the same game: trying to imagine what stores of the future will look like in an increasingly digitized world.

 
May 10, 2017

As Congress reconvened after Easter, retail operators had a tremendous amount at stake. The industry is in an unprecedented state of strife with major legacy brands announcing large-scale closures.

May 10, 2017

Trending Stores: The Frye Company’s location in Denver took top honors as Store of the Year in the 2017 Shop! store design competition. With a design that celebrates the artisan heritage of Frye, one of the country’s oldest footwear companies, the 2,460-sq.-ft. store has a warm and comfortable vibe, with a modern ski-lodge aesthetic. Local references include a massive working fireplace dressed with stone from local quarries, and rugs woven with American Indian motifs.

May 10, 2017

“City of stars, are you shining just for me?” sings Ryan Gosling in this year’s hit movie musical “La La Land.” “City of stars, there’s so much that I can’t see.”

 
May 10, 2017

In its most ambitious store redesign to date, Target Corp. will debut its next-generation format in October, in a 124,000-sq.-ft. store in Richmond, Texas.

May 10, 2017

Unusual circumstances are forging the best of times for third-party shopping center managers. 

May 10, 2017

Stick to your knitting. That appears to be the mantra for this year’s top acquirers, all of which, save one, have appeared on this list in previous years.

May 10, 2017

The next great thing isn’t a piece of tech, an improved process, a branded message, or a fast-changing business model. It’s all this — at once. The fact is the next great thing is retail itself.