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Threading on the Fly

After growing within Walmart, an eyebrow threading business takes off for the airports. About five years ago, Vas Maniatis and his wife, Sonal, approached Walmart w... »

New Outlets for Growth

A new model of outlet centers is attracting the value-conscious consumer. And specialty retail is booming right along with it. It’s hard to imagine a more efficie... »

New Outlets for Specialty Retail

Outlet centers are becoming increasingly popular as destinations for the price-conscious consumer. As specialty leasing options at these centers increase, here’s a... »

Geography Matters

You have a great concept sure to rake in sales. But where do you locate your new specialty retail business to cash in on this find? You have a fabulous new product a... »

Increasing Traction for Trendy “Temporiums”

A government initiative to spur retail business in Washington, D.C. takes root and grows. The city of Washington, D.C. is hoping to spark retail activity with its ow... »

Retail Matchmakers Vitalize Downtown Retail

Downtown districts are increasingly hiring retail recruiters to act as "matchmakers" for local commercial property owners, brokers and potential retail tenants. Reta... »

The Izba Pops into Mall of America

A museum gift shop uses a pop-up store to drive sales and visibility. The pop-up model has proved to be such a success for The Izba, a museum gift shop, that it’s... »

Specialty Retail Soars at Airports

Specialty leasing professionals from around the country weighed in on the benefits and challenges of operating in an airport environment as well as the current state... »

Airport Specialty Retail: A Changed Landscape

Well before the recession officially kicked in—as consumers chose to vacation close to home as a less expensive option to flying to tourist destinations—the term... »

Projecting a Powerful Retail Identity at the Airport

Determine Your Image As a visual merchandiser for a wide range of retailers, I often find myself talking with retailers about their businesses, focusing in on what r... »

Airport Retail 101: Your Top 15 FAQs Answered

As more specialty retailers look to the airport market for their first location or next expansion, the competition for cart and kiosk space has heated up. Specialty ... »

Airport Retail

Flying High In 2000, Bruce McCorvey opened his first airport location for Miami-based Better Vision Group, which primarily sells reading glasses. Today he has three ... »

Lifestyle Choices

Depending on whom you talk to, a lifestyle center is either the latest shopping-center format or a new take on an old approach. To some, a lifestyle center is a comm... »

Retailing in the Great Outdoors

Outdoor Markets Ask specialty retailers what their biggest challenge is, and you'll get answers like product mix, or hiring, or profits. But chances are, you won't h... »

Vibrant Venues

They may travel 50 miles on Saturday afternoon for the live-music extravaganza they saw on the evening news, then stay for dinner at the Moroccan restaurant that's g... »
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