September 4, 2015

In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced world with almost everything you want at your fingertips, retail real estate developers must figure out a way to stay relevant and thrive.

August 25, 2015

Even briefly entertaining a customer’s discriminatory request can potentially turn an employer with a long track record of fairness and equality into the focus of a reputation-destroying viral news story.

August 19, 2015

The Cordish Companies announced its comprehensive $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk, Virginia’s iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace as Waterside District.

July 31, 2015

Who said women don’t like sports?

July 22, 2015

Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. has named Ann Zaccaria has joined the organization as VP, real estate and new store development.

July 8, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts is making a big expansion effort in the mid-Atlantic area.

July 2, 2015

Many consumers assume eBay is simply a place to sell or buy used merchandise.

June 12, 2015

Another European supermarket retailer has its sights set on the United States: German discount grocer Lidl on Friday announced it is establishing a U.S. corporate headquarters, in Arlington County, Va.

May 29, 2015

InvenTrust Properties Corp. has acquired Westpark Shopping Center, a 176,935-sq.-ft., 95% leased shopping center located in Glen Allen, Virginia, for $33.75 million.

May 18, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has signed a 42,000-sq.-ft. lease to open a Neighborhood Market at Nor-Dan Shopping Center in Danville, Virginia.

May 5, 2015

Retail Properties of America announced that it has closed on the off-market acquisition of a 38,000-sq.-ft. community center located in Tysons Corner, which is in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore corridor.

April 17, 2015

In 2014, ACH (automated clearing house) volume grew to almost 23 billion electronic payments, an increase of almost 5%, or 1 billion transactions, from 2013 volume.

March 17, 2015

Macerich Co., a California-based mall operator whose properties include Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia, has rejected a hostile $22 billion takeover bid from Simon Property Group Inc.

March 11, 2015

The ranks of the nation’s convenience stores continue to grow, increasing to 152,794 stores at year end, up nearly 1% from the year prior, according to the 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count.

March 10, 2015

Rising gas prices are taking a toll on consumer optimism about the economy. According to survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), consumer optimism fell from 54% to 44%, the largest decrease in optimism since August 2014,

February 2, 2015

Construction has begun on a new 73-acre, super-regional shopping center, 5th Street Station, in the heart of southern Charlottesville.

January 26, 2015

The U.S. convenience store count increased to 152,794 stores as of Dec. 31, 2014.

December 29, 2014

Corner Bakery Cafe has signed a five-restaurant deal in Virginia with franchise partner Shahid Ali and operating partner Ibo Pinar.

November 25, 2014

The country as a whole has weathered some difficult economic times in the past several years, with the Northeast among the hardest-hit regions. The Northeast retail real estate market felt the impact of both fewer shoppers as consumers moved to areas of the country with better job opportunities, and reductions in the size and frequency of shopping trips.

However, just as the economic prospects of the country have started improving of late, so too have the economic prospects of the Northeast started improving, with the regional real estate market benefiting.

November 19, 2014

Cabela’s Inc. is expanding into new markets, with plans to open a store in Gainesville, Virginia, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year—especially among men and those ages 18-34, according to a new national survey on consumer optimism conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).

October 8, 2014

Consumers have high expectations for retail care when shopping via mobile device, and if those expectations aren't met, they'll abandon the experience entirely, according to a new study from Contact Solutions.

October 3, 2014

The 2014 holiday season will see the highest levels of consumer spending on consumer electronics (CE) since 1994.

September 24, 2014

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future have launched a project to empower sustainability initiatives, Retail Horizons.