Tag Archive for retail sector

Hitting the Books? Hit the Stores

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This past week, we saw college students return to school for their fall semester, and following this long holiday weekend, we will see kids and teenagers return to school as well (if they haven’t already). According to data from the…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail. A loser. Mensch of the Week: Michael Depatie, CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants I’m a big fan of…

Retailtainment: Pop-Ups and Concept Stores

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Retail drives other retail, which means vacant store fronts are a significant liability for both landlords and their tenants. Outside of key retail hubs like Manhattan and certain regional shopping malls, retail vacancies are a major problem, even years after…

Life in the Amazon

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Forbes recently published a ranking of the Biggest Retailers of 2014, based on some nebulous criteria (revenue? store count? annual growth?) I don’t understand. I share this list below because it sort of relates to today’s discussion: 10. Richemont (Swiss:…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties Larry Silverstein, the Brooklyn-born real estate developer and…

Are You Brand Aware?

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Let’s talk about brands. Specifically, how does branding relate to the commercial real estate world? Back in March, an article on Entrepreneur.com ranked the Top 120 Most Trusted Brands, based on feedback from its readers. The results were a combination of…

A New Chapter for Barnes & Noble?

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The good news is, Americans read books. They may not be reading the most intellectually stimulating books, nor the most useful books, but at least they’re reading. What’s the bad news? The answer to that depends on who you are and…