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There was certainly a lot of buzz throughout the industry prior to RECon 2013 in Las Vegas, signaling a positive shift from what we’ve seen the past few years at the conference. I wholly expected to see a lot of momentum building around redevelopment opportunities. To my surprise, it seemed like there was more interest in new development, especially in urban areas and brownfield sites. I also noticed a lot of interest in unique, chef-driven restaurant concepts. In my latest blog post at Chain Store Age, I discuss some of my initial reflections from this year’s conference and give my take on what it means for the industry moving forward.
One of the most distinctive new retail trends I’ve noticed so far at RECon is in the restaurant category, where unique chef-driven concepts keep coming up again and again. It seems like this trend is indicative of the fact that some in the industry are starting to look at the restaurant component in a new light: as an opportunity to define your project and help transform a retail or mixed-use development into a true destination. Generally speaking, the more unique your restaurant concept, the greater the size of the trade area you can pull from.
posted 23 May 2013 @ 15:00 by admin » 0 Comments
With the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Spring Convention in Las Vegas just one week away, I’m seeing a lot of positive energy leading up to the event that has gotten my attention. From jam-packed schedules to more social events and sold out room and lodging packages, the excitement is contagious. In this week’s [...]
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When Ron Johnson took over as CEO of J.C. Penney 17 months ago, he unveiled some ambitious plans to get the iconic brand back on track. The fact that Johnson is now ex-CEO paints a picture of how well his changes went over. Still, while Johnson may have had some missteps along the way, I [...]