December 8, 2016

When it comes to retail operating costs, energy is one of the top three expenses. Lighting is of course a component of this, accounting for 50% of energy costs for non-food retailers.  

December 7, 2016

For landlords and tenants alike, co-tenancy provisions are among the most important pieces of the retail-leasing puzzle. 

December 7, 2016

When the nation’s retail industry recently congregated in New York City for ICSC’s National Deal Making conference, much of the discussion centered on the evolving mindset of consumers throughout the country. 

December 6, 2016

On Monday, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Go, a checkout-free convenience store in Seattle.

December 6, 2016

A few years ago, there was considerable buzz in the retail industry about the enormous potential of mobile point of sale (mPOS) and its ability to transform the in-store customer experience. 

December 2, 2016

Ulta has finished its third quarter with another very impressive set of numbers. 

December 1, 2016

It’s been quite a tumultuous few years for American Apparel. Between its signature oversexed ad campaigns, founder and former CEO Dov Charney’s fall from grace, and ongoing financial trouble, there’s no shortage of controversy surrounding the apparel company.

December 1, 2016

One of many things that reaches a frenetic pace during the holiday season is social media activity, with brands ramping up promotions, suggestions and other communication to their followers. 

November 30, 2016
The need for digital transformation, more integrated IT and operations, business security, and rethinking the future of work are among the themes that dominate IDC Retail Insight’s top 10 predictions for worldwide retail 2017.
 
November 30, 2016
This holiday season shoppers will see many new high-tech and digital advancements in stores, from self-service kiosks and free Wi-Fi to mobile pay and retail apps. In the coming years, shoppers may even find robots helping them face-to-face.
 
November 29, 2016

Incorporating digital components into the physical store is the next frontier for retailers. 

November 29, 2016

If you’re concerned about employee engagement and reducing your staff turn-over numbers, you’re not alone. 

November 29, 2016

It seems that cybercriminals never sleep no matter where you are in the world. 

November 23, 2016

Retail real estate professionals and retailers have a symbiotic relationship when it comes to creating great shopping centers and memorable destinations. 

November 23, 2016
Retailers finally have their reprieve. On Nov. 22, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the FLSA overtime rule. Employers are no longer required to meet the Dec. 1 deadline.
November 23, 2016
The rapid evolution of e-commerce has created a consistent channel for retailers and brands, giving brick-and-mortar stores a run for their money. 
 
November 23, 2016

Common e-commerce challenges like shopping cart abandonment, increased cost of transportation and stock-outs can make or break a retailer’s success during this busy final quarter of the calendar year.

November 23, 2016
Restaurant retail is in the midst of a revolution. 
 
November 22, 2016
In October of this year, Periscope By McKinsey conducted online research of more than 1,000 consumers in the U.S. to understand their attitudes towards Black Friday and expected shopping patterns. 
 
November 22, 2016
Paid Sick Leave laws have spread like wildfire across several states and cities, each with their own unique requirements.
 
November 21, 2016
There is no doubt that employee-driven mobility programs are moving the dial on engagement, productivity and other business opportunities. However, too many companies are not asking the right questions when considering deployments.
November 21, 2016

In 1990, the United States Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide protections and accommodations for the millions of disabled Americans. 

November 21, 2016

Much has been written about placemaking. But not nearly enough has been written about the role a well-thought-out landscape environment contributes to overall experience and the power of "place." 

November 17, 2016
The age of the Goliath brand is over. Now, the Davids are running the show.