September 11, 2017
Some love the "retail apocalypse" narrative. It's great clickbait, makes for captivating keynote speeches and gives consultants a hook to peddle complicated strategic frameworks. Alas, it's mostly nonsense. Physical retail is definitely different, but it's far from dead. The fact is plenty of new stores are opening, many traditional retailers and -... »
The Retail Apocalypse And The Urgent Quest For Remarkable
September 9, 2017
David Townes has worked as a cashier for Safeway and Home Depot in the past but has been out of a job, other than temporary positions, since 2012, when he stopped working after a surgery.
Hoping to get back into retail, the East Baltimore resident signed up for a pilot retail certification program being offered by Goodwill Industries of the Ches... »
Retail group launches Rise Up retail training in Baltimore
September 7, 2017
RadioShack is barely walking—but InMotion Entertainment Group, which sells electronics in airports, is thriving. It now has 125 locations and is the 43rd-largest consumer electronics company in the U.S.
Newsstands are shutting down—even Harvard Square’s famous Out of Town News is in jeopardy. But Hudson News, many of whose locations are in... »
Why airport retail is booming
September 6, 2017
There has been a lot of talk about the death of retail as more and more people move to online shopping.
While the retail industry is facing several challenges, there have been many companies that continue to perform well.
In this article, I will be reviewing one example of a retail store that has been able to strive in the current retail envi... »
Retail Isn’t Dying, Bad Retailers Are
September 5, 2017
Many store marketers are recognizing that today’s young shoppers are looking for trendy new looks and fabrications, particularly in jeans, and are stepping up to address this demand. Early results have been very encouraging – Hollister (a division of Abercrombie & Fitch) reported a comparable store sales increase of 5% in the 2017 second fiscal... »
Young People Are Shopping Again At Mall Stores — For A Good Reason
August 29, 2017
Clairsville, OH - The future is looking bright for the Ohio Valley Mall as vacant store fronts are filling up this Fall.
"The new Marshalls is set to open next Thursday sept. 7th at 8 a.m.," says Candi Noble-Greathouse of the Ohio Valley Mall.
The 20-thousand square foot location will not only provide new shopping for local consumers, but new... »
The Ohio Valley Mall is Filling Vacant Store Fronts
August 29, 2017
Salina, KS - The closing of two anchor stores does not mean the end for the Salina Central Mall. The longtime Salina business is working with a real estate group, and has plans to remodel and expand as nearly a half-dozen new businesses are ready to locate there.
The announced closing closing of of Dillard’s store this week, while not preferab... »
Expansion, Renovation Coming to Salina Mall