Purpose Before Product, Experience Before Retail

Retail Insight recently sat down with Hernan Martinez, CEO of Cuestamoras Urbanismo, to discuss the changing landscape of shopping centers as they become more of a community center for the cities they service. Martinez has firsthand experience with this as

RECon 2018: A Pivotal Year in Retail’s History

There is change, and then there is change. While talk has been rampant for the past couple of years that the industry is evolving in ways never before seen, 2018 seems to be the pinnacle of that momentum, according to

Retail Owners, Investors Work Hard to ‘Fit’ In

There was a time not too long ago when gyms and exercise studios were less than welcome at many of the nation’s premier retail destinations. My, how the times have changed. While parking, exclusive-use clauses and co-tenancy can still be

Moreno Valley’s Growth Inspires Retail Expansion

Situated in the fastest-growing region of the United States, the Inland Empire’s Moreno Valley, California, is only an hour away from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties and less than three hours from Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. At an

National Retail Vacancy Approaches Record Low

Scott Holmes, national director of retail in Marcus & Millichap’s Phoenix office, noted in his last Retail Insight Q&A that the national retail vacancy rate at the end of 2017 was 5.1 percent. Holmes and his team believe this rate

What We’re Looking Forward to at RECon

Every year, as RECon approaches, the editors at France Media begin to pre-plan our adventure to Las Vegas by studying the program, event, exhibitors and, of course, the party invitations. We generally have one editor covering the sessions, one covering

Online Retailers: The Next Hottest Trend in Brick and Mortar

Some of today’s hottest retail concepts are discovering what companies like Warby Parker, Bonobos and Amazon already know: that a truly effective omnichannel experience cannot be achieved without a physical presence. “Having an omnichannel marketing campaign increases sales on many fronts,”