Despite the amount of buzz leading up to this year’s RECon convention, I’m not quite sure if it lived up to the hype. I discuss why I feel that way in my latest Retail Rap column.
There was quite a bit of excitement heading into this year’s RECon convention. The event is, in many respects, the annual event for retail real estate professionals from around the country (and more recently from around the world). It seemed to have a little bit more industry buzz going for it than in recent years. I think the combination of some encouraging economic indicators and the feeling that the industry is on the cusp of what may be a more sustainable long-term recovery had everyone’s optimism in high gear. As mentioned in my column previously, I hadn’t felt this kind of pre-conference energy and optimism since 2007.
Check out the full article from my recurring column, Retail Rap, at Chain Store Age.