Retail Commercial Real Estate Blog

6 Retailers Expanding in California

The Retail Industry has struggled for years because of internet giants like Amazon, especially now with COVID-19, but retailers in the food industry have a different story to tell. Here are five retailers expanding amid the Retail Apocalypse and COVID-19. Target Starting on the East Coast, Target quickly became essential to those on the West […]

What Do Bankruptcy and Closures Really Mean For the Future of Retail?

The term “Retail Apocalypse” is trending. When you’re looking to fill vacancies, other words like “mass closures” or “bankruptcy” could also elicit an immediate “No thanks!” about certain brands. You may already be facing challenges to your business, and it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to take on a struggling tenant.  But the truth […]

Could an E-Commerce Brand be your Next Tenant? Casper Partners With Sam’s Club

E-commerce driven, direct-to-consumer retail has boomed over the last decade. Companies like Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, and Glossier have disrupted their respective industries, offering design forward products, as well as clever and beautiful marketing, at a lower than expected price point.  In 2014, Casper set out to flip the mattress industry on its head. […]

How do you know your retail database has accurate data?

Finding the right retailer to complement your center’s tenant mix consists of more than crossing your fingers, then plunging into an internet search for likely candidates. You need data, and plenty of it. This means you also need access to a quality database. A basic database should, at minimum, offer C-Suite members, headquarters locations and […]

Retailsphere Surveys Shopping Center Owners, Reveals the Worst Retail Tenants during Covid-19

Retailsphere interviewed dozens of shopping center owners and leasing managers nationwide to gain insights into the best, and more interesting, worst tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic. Of those interviewed, 28% noted a restaurant as their most difficult tenant over the past few months. While the list of difficult restaurants included national brands like Denny’s and […]

Target among the Retailers Opening New Doors in Florida

Everyday it seems like another big retailer is declaring bankruptcy, announcing another set of store closures. The whole retail industry seems to be dwindling, that is if these constant closings are the only news. Despite the pandemic, other retail companies are announcing expansion.  We've identified several brands that are, in fact, continuing to expand. While […]

Top 5 Grab-and-Go Concepts on the West Coast

We've all had those days when it feels like there is an endless list of things going on, and pre-planning your meals is last on your mind. That doesn't mean you can't find something that is quick, yet healthy, on-the-go. We're looking at our top five grab and go concepts on the West Coast that […]

Pennsylvania Quickly Becoming an Expansion Hotspot

The retail market in Pennsylvania continues to attract a host of new and expanding retailers, despite the pandemic slowdown. As the fifth-most populous state in the union with roughly 13 million residents, Pennsylvania remains a magnet for the latest concepts. A litany of new tenants are coming aboard Fashion District Philadelphia, a redevelopment of the […]

Retailers continue to expand in Maryland

Everyday, another store closes. Big retailers are declaring bankruptcy and signaling another round of closures. The whole retail industry is in flux. Despite the pandemic and depletion of some retailers on the scene, other retailers are swooping in capitalizing by announcing expansion.  The old adage, “When one door closes, another one opens” becomes literal in […]

Virginia Expansion Explosion includes Amazon

Virginia has been targeted for millions of square feet of new brick-and-mortar shops, both by developers seeking to capitalize on Amazon's forthcoming HQ2 headquarters move to Arlington/Alexandria near Washington D.C., and by retailers seizing opportunities throughout the economically diverse state. Plans are in the works for a variety of creative live-play-work destinations to cater to […]

Food hall Flexibility: A promising response to the pandemic

COVID-19 has brought into question how big a role food-and-beverage tenants will continue to play in the long-term vision of using socially oriented, experiential concepts to revive retail real estate.   The restaurant industry, like many other parts of the economy, enjoyed robust growth until the pandemic struck. Late last year, the National Restaurant Association projected […]

Get the Deal Done with a Retailsphere Research Request

You’ve found the perfect tenant for your shopping center and are eager to start a conversation with their team. Now begins the tough part of the process - researching their brand and hunting down a contact that can actually make the decision to open a new location.Unless you are a Retailsphere member. If you are, […]
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