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Looking Inside the Mind of a Gen Z Shopper
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogAs the 2017 holiday season nears, consumers are getting ready to open their wallets and retailers are hoping their promotions will attract those consumers. Generation Z (“Gen Z”), which includes young people born in the mid-1990s to mid-2000s, is an important but often forgotten portion of the consumer population. There are about 2.5 billion Gen...

New Experiences, New Retail Opportunities
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogDespite all of the noise about the rise of e-commerce and omni-channel distribution and the demise of brick-and-mortar, 85% of retail sales are still made in physical stores, and physical stores will continue to be at the core of retailers’ efforts to enhance their brands and drive sales. That said, in light of the increased...

2017 ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogSan Antonio was host to this year’s ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference, which occurred from October 25 through October 28, 2017. In-house counsel, counsel from outside law firms, tenant’s lawyers, landlord’s counsel, paralegals, lease administrators and others involved in the retail business came together to discuss the changes occurring in the retail industry. Attendance...

Surprises For International Retailers Coming to the USA
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogWe are all aware that stateside landlords long for that new, fresh idea—something they can show off at their mall or street location and that can’t be found in every mall in every city in the country. Successful international retailers are aware of this potentially lucrative avenue to increase revenues. USA demographics are incredibly enticing....

Medtail: Why Your Doctor Is Treating You in a Strip Mall
Practice: Real Estate, Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogThe retail universe is well aware of the hype that it is only a matter of time until brick and mortal retail succumbs to its online competitors.  However, despite the “doom and gloom” we generally see in headlines, retail has actually remained stable and, in fact, is thriving in certain sectors. According to a recent...

Medtail: Why Your Doctor Is Treating You in a Strip Mall
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogThe retail universe is well aware of the hype that it is only a matter of time until brick and mortal retail succumbs to its online competitors.  However, despite the “doom and gloom” we generally see in headlines, retail has actually remained stable and, in fact, is thriving in certain sectors. According to a recent...

Robots Will Reshape – Not Replace – Retail Work
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogAs we have discussed in earlier blog posts, rapid changes in the retail landscape due to the rise of e-commerce and a shift in customer’s interests from old-school, one-stop department store shopping to experiential retail, has led to a recent wave of retail bankruptcies and store closings.  The shuttered stores also mean a loss of...

The FTC Won’t Let Me Be: Warnings and Enforcement Actions Targeting Social Media Influencers
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogAccording to recent Nielsen ratings, the most watched TV shows and live TV events top off at around 20 million viewers. In contrast, the most popular personalities on various social media platforms have well over 100 million followers. It’s no surprise then, that retailers and advertisers are increasingly turning toward these social media “influencers” to...

The Cure For The Last Mile?  Retooling Shopping Malls as E-commerce Distribution Centers
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn addition to gigantic warehouses that e-commerce companies are constructing away from population centers where real estate is limited or too pricey, shopping malls and former shopping mall sites are well poised to be the newest e-commerce logistics and distribution hubs. With the deluge of vacant malls and vacant retail space in malls, landlords must...

A Changing Retail Streetscape: Rethinking Shopping Center Parking Lots
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogA recurring theme of this blog is that e-commerce, mobile devices, and evolving technology are changing the retail landscape. It seems that technology shifts are also poised to change the retail streetscape. More particularly, changes to the design and use of retail parking lots seems inevitable, and a significant opportunity, as shopper habits and preferences...
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