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Major Food Group Adding Several New Restaurants in Miami

With concepts in New York, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv, Major Food Group (MFG) is entering the Miami market with at least 4 new restaurants in 2021. Carbone, which has developed a world wide cult-following, opened at the end of January near the southern tip of Miami Beach in the South of Fifth […]

These Retailers Get A Boost From Celebrity Shoppers

Stars—they’re just like us! Flip through any gossip rag at the checkout counter and you’ll see the rich and famous picking up coffee, grabbing groceries, or hitting the gym. You may even get a little zing when you recognize one of your favorite retail locations—in fact, brands are counting on that zing.  Celebrities have to […]

The Real Real Expanding Store Fronts

The RealReal has opened 2 new locations.  Courtney Hawkins, vice president of retail at The RealReal, said they saw a significant opportunity in Southern California after opening their West Hollywood location. This brings The RealReal’s total location count to 13, including 4 locations in New York and 5 locations in California. The RealReal recently opened […]

Aldi to Open 100 New Locations in 2021

Responding to the growing need for essential goods with convenient curbside pickup, Aldi announced expansion plans to open 100 new locations in 2021. The retailer has specific plans for expansion that will take them into several regions nationwide.  The grocery chain Aldi announced its plans to open 100 new stores in 2021. More than 2,000 […]

5 Signs that a National Brand Is Poised for Success in 2021

It’s hard to imagine a world without easy access to an Old Navy for a new t-shirt, a Starbucks at every turn, and easy access to fresh ingredients at a grocery store—no matter where you may travel. But 2020 proved that even massive retail chains with national presence weren’t immune to the long-term effects of […]

Expanding California Retailers

COVID-19 has hit California hard—sweeping closures, lockdowns, and high levels of infection are ongoing. But with grit, determination, and the grace of some really good fried chicken, retail continues to find its foothold. While some large scale brands are pressing pause on California, small businesses are staying nimble and looking to fill market demand. Here are […]

Retailsphere's 'Retailer of 2020' Focused on Adapting

Amid a chaotic year, Best Buy proved retail can move forward better than ever by experimenting and adapting to new retail concepts. In a year of mayhem, few retailers discovered a year of opportunity. The pandemic's fatal blow to many retailers was the call to change industry wide. The demand for easier and safer shopping […]

Market by Macy's Begins Expansion

Market by Macy’s, the condensed Macy’s store concept featuring the best products curated from designers and Macy’s brands, opens its second location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The simplified store concept, Market by Macy’s, is approximately 20,000 square feet and displays a retail environment closer to a boutique arrangement. Compared to the traditional Macy’s store, […]

Top Ice Cream Concepts to bring to your California Shopping Center

Ice-cream is easily one of the best desserts or afternoon snacks out there. The different flavors and combinations offer you a one of a kind experience, something that you can only get at one location. But bringing an ice cream retailer to your center could provide the pop the center is missing. Take a peak […]

Kohls is Ready to Bounce-Back in 2021

After a year like 2020, it sounds foolish to claim knowledge of what the new year will look like. With the pandemic still causing uncertainty across the country, retailers are leaning in to what they’ve learned over the past 12 months and how they can bounce back better than ever. And Kohl's is ahead of […]

Finding Expanding Retailers within the Pizza Belt

Finding the appropriate retailer to fill your space is equal parts art and science. But if it's a pizza joint you are looking for things become more clear. The pizza belt theory originated in the summer of 2013 and detailed "the area of the United States where the chance of obtaining an adequate-to-good slice of […]

Top 5 Bike Retailers to Fill Your Spaces

One of the side effects of the pandemic was a mountainous demand for bikes. The demand has yet to slow, keeping bike shops busy in retail and service repairs, suggesting a bike shop would be an ideal concept for a vacant retail space.  In the beginning of the pandemic, expectedly the toilet paper, hand sanitizer, […]

Mid-Atlantic Brewpubs That Stand Out From The Crowd

The craft beer boom is no secret. Many brewpubs offer the perfect place to have a drink, enjoy a good meal, and—bonus—lingering is totally encouraged! Where there’s craft beer, board games, corn hole, and other low-stakes group activities, a good time is sure to follow. Adding a brewpub to your retail space often means providing […]

Butter Chicken Company Expanding in DC area

There’s a signature curry chicken-joint headed to DuPont Circle and Bethesda Metro. Known for its experimental concept in 2019, opening early lunch and closing after serving 300 Butter Chicken trays, the company has seen a surge in demand that supports expansion.  Still, wondering what it is? It’s Butter Chicken Company. The initial concept began in […]

The Top Vegan Restaurants to Fill Your Empty Spaces

Vegan is considered a voluntary diet choice, but it’s not just the fad diet of the year (I’m talking about you, KETO). Veganism is a lifestyle, and it’s popularity is expanding rapidly. Based on the desire to be more conscious of food sources, compassionate to animals, and overall wellness are just some of the key […]
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