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Retail Sales is on the Upswing, Then Why are the Malls Dying?

Monthly statistics from the US Census show that U.S. retail sales are consistently growing at a modest rate, yet shopping mall vacancies and closures are the highest in the last seven years (WSJ 2018). Experts blame the downturn in shopping … Continue reading

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Consumer Spending Back on Track

More good news for retailers!! As reported by Stagnito Business Information’s New Products Report: “Consumer spending is in line with pre-recession trends and consumer optimism is higher than it’s been in years, according to Mintel’s annual comparative audit report American … Continue reading

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The U.S. Shopping Center Is Still Alive and Kicking

Even though online shopping has grown dramatically in recent years, store-based purchases still dominate the retail landscape. Retail professionals know this; many others are surprised that online purchases still represent just a fraction of retail sales. According to research giant … Continue reading

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