Retail

More than Popcorn

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How much does movie theater popcorn cost these days? $18? $20? I don’t know, because I have a longstanding policy of sneaking in my movie snacks from outside the theater. Whatever the cost of popcorn and sodas and Junior Mints…

Top 10 North American Restaurant Operators

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Today we’re looking at the year’s biggest restaurant chain operators in North America, based on revenue. Note that only U.S. and Canada operators are included in this ranking, and note also that these chains are arranged according to international sales. This…

Move Over, John Mackey

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If you’re working with retail real estate, particularly community shopping centers and power centers, you may be a little bit nervous. It’s no secret that many large retail chains are paring down their location count, exploring smaller-concept stores in high-density…

Retail: A Generational Breakdown

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Millennials: it’s certainly one of the buzziest of the recent buzz words to infiltrate the business world’s discourse. While the term is certainly overused (which is sort of how it goes with buzz words), and somewhat nebulously defined and/or understood, millennialism,…

Target… Missed

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We begin the year, as always, with a lot of news related to the retail real estate sector. This, of course, is because of the post-holiday revenue data that comes flooding in soon after Christmas or New Year’s day. Retail…

No Longer Keeping Up with the Kids

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Every January brings a mixture of bad news and good news for the retail real estate sector (well, during 2009 I’m pretty sure it was all bad news…). Retailers’ and analysts’ data begins pouring in soon after Christmas or New…

The Retail Cure

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Healthcare real estate comes in many forms. One of the most exciting and vibrant branches of the healthcare property sector is not based on hospital campuses or office parks at all, but rather in your local shopping center. I’m speaking,…