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Brick and mortar’s next chapter

Brick and mortar’s next chapter

RetailDive.com, Daphne Howland As the COVID-19 era has vividly demonstrated, closing stores has, at best, a chilling effect on shopping. In April — a month when, unlike March or May, most if not all nonessential retailers closed down — retail sales as measured by the...
Restaurants Transform Their Business Model

Restaurants Transform Their Business Model

Restaurants Are Transforming Into Grocery Stores Because of Coronavirus Across the country, cafes and restaurants are scrambling to keep their businesses afloat. Restaurants that relied on dine-in customers are rapidly coming up with ways to hold onto customers who...

Positive News (Yes, There is Some)

Stay Positive: Here Are 23 Pieces of Good News Regarding Coronavirus While most of the headlines today are distressing, there’s a handful of worldwide news doling out glimmers of hope in the midst of frightening times, and that’s important too. So,...

The Retail Brokers Network…So Worth It

The Retail Brokers Network is a nationwide group of retail commercial real estate brokerage firms.  My company and I have been proud members for over fifteen years. Retail Brokers Network Member: Eastern PA, Southern NJ, Northern DE Information The Retail Brokers...
Off-price continues to be on point

Off-price continues to be on point

Nordstrom Rack now sells Rent the Runway apparel, a prime example of why this sector is poised to have yet another good year. RetailDive.com, Daphne Howland, Jan. 28, 2020 Apparel retail has never been for the faint-hearted, and today the segment has retailers by...
Mall Owners Are Buying Retailers

Mall Owners Are Buying Retailers

A mall owner is buying Forever 21 because it doesn’t want more vacant storefronts FastCompany, Michael Grothaus, Feb 3, 2020 If you’ve stepped into a mall recently you might find it not too surprising that malls are dying. There’s plenty of blame to go around for that...
10 retail trends to watch in 2020

10 retail trends to watch in 2020

RetailDive.com, January 6, 2020 From the evolution of pure-play e-commerce to the purpose of brick and mortar, the Retail Dive team serves up their predictions for 2020. By Kaarin Vembar, Ben Unglesbee, Cara Salpini, Daphne Howland, Caroline Jansen The on-again,...