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May 22, 2017
Department Store Chain from Puerto Rico Coming to University Mall

Tampa, FL - Grand's, a department store chain from Puerto Rico, will open inside the former Dillard's space at University Mall in September. Grand's has 25 locations in Puerto Rico and one in Orlando. The chain sells a variety of items, from household goods to clothes to perfume and other items. Dillard's announced in April that it would move... »

May 22, 2017
Meriden Mall Defies Retail Trend by Appealing to Cost Conscious Consumer

Meriden, CT - Two “fast fashion” retailers have helped fill vacancies at Westfield Meriden Mall, keeping the mid-range mall with a low vacancy rate compared to others in its demographic, observers said. H&M, a Swedish low-cost retailer, filled seven storefronts with its 22,000 square foot store in the Macy’s wing on the mall’s second flo... »

May 20, 2017
The Place Where Old-Fashioned Malls are Beating Amazon: Small-town America

Pueblo, CO - Hair freshly done from the beauty parlor on a recent Friday morning, Ada Clark, 93, and her daughter Carol, 63, met in front of the J.C. Penney in the Pueblo Mall, about 100 miles south of Denver. Their afternoon plan: a walk around the mall, followed by lunch at Red Lobster. When the mall was built in 1976, Pueblo was a booming ste... »

May 19, 2017
Zara will Open at Lakeside Shopping Mall in 2018

Metairie, LA - Local fans of Spanish fashion retailer Zara get ready to do a happy dance. Zara will open its first ever Louisiana location at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie in 2018. The mall announced the Zara opening Friday (May 19) along with several other changes, including a $10 million interior renovation project and a new Fleming's S... »

May 19, 2017
Forever 21 to Roll Out Riley Rose Beauty Shops in ‘top tier’ GGP Malls

Dive Brief: Forever 21 is partnering with mall developer GGP Inc. to roll out its Riley Rose beauty boutique concept, which will include accessories, cosmetics and home goods in an experiential setting aimed at younger, millennial-age shoppers, the fast-fashion retailer announced Friday in a press release. Riley Rose stores will be featured i... »

May 18, 2017
Havaianas Debuts Store in World Trade Center Mall — Exclusive First Look

New York, NY - While a growing number of retailers and brands are shuttering doors in the face of sluggish consumer spending and a rapid shift toward online shopping, Havaianas is banking on a buzzy new flagship. This week, the flip-flop brand, a division of Brazil-based Alpargatas S.A., opened a retail location in the high-profile Westfield Wor... »

May 18, 2017
Parkway Place Mall: ‘What’s Old is New Again’ in Changing Retail Landscape

Huntsville, AL - Parkway Place Mall remains healthy and focused on the future as some brick-and-mortar retailers struggle to generate traffic and maintain sales. That's the message owner CBL & Associates wants the Huntsville community to hear about Parkway Place, the city's last indoor shopping mall following the demolition this spring of Madiso... »

May 18, 2017
New Rotating Pop-up Shop to open at Twelve Oaks Mall

Novi, MI - A new pop-up shop showcasing products from metro Detroit small businesses is coming to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. The 1,200-square-foot shop called Emerge, curated by Bloomfield Hills-based mall operator Taubman Centers Inc., is set to open June 6 through August, the mall said in a news release. Vendors will rotate into the space ev... »

May 17, 2017
Taking a Spin: Latest Fad is Driving Sales

Tupelo, MS - The hottest toy of 2017 – a fidget spinner – has been around since the 1990s, but demand was virtually nonexistent until YouTube videos emerged showing the spinning toys in action. And momentum is only growing. And what exactly is a fidget spinner? The basic fidget spinner is a small, hand-held device (many call it a toy) wit... »

May 16, 2017
European Invasion at King of Prussia Mall: French Kids’ Retailer Orchestra is the Latest

King of Prussia, PA - The French champagne and wine were flowing at the V.I.P. reception for Orchestra, France’s premiere baby/children’s fashion retailer and the sixth largest in the world - on Monday night. In a large, 4,400-square-foot space on the second level of upscale King of Prussia Mall, guests - mostly from the French community on ... »

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