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Store Visits: The Evolution of Cherry Hill Mall Illustrates How Malls are Changing to Meet Modern Retail Demands

by April 16th, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of touring Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, one of the first enclosed malls in the Northeast United States. Measuring 1.35 million sq. ft., the mall has nearly 12 million visitors annually. The visit shed light on how malls are changing to support retailers in a rapidly evolving brick-and-mortar retail […]

Store Visits: Apparel Flagships Try and Figure Out what Experiential Retail Really Means

by December 14th, 2016

Making the in-store experience more “experiential” is an oft-discussed retail strategy as consumers continue to rely on the internet for more of their purchases. After all, what’s the point of a seamless omnichannel operation if people don’t want to come into the store in the first place? Giving shoppers something to experience that they can’t […]

Is Retailtainment by Eataly the New Retailing Frontier?

by May 23rd, 2014

The growth of online and multichannel retailing has impacted footfall through traditional bricks and mortar stores. As a result, retailers have attempted to reinvent their stores and offer more than a shopping experience in a bid to attract customers. In this framework, Eataly, by adding entertainment to its grocery shopping experience, represents a refreshing model […]

Store Visit: Self-Service Noodle Bar Marugame Seimen Reinvigorates Cafeterias in Japan

by January 7th, 2014

  All photos by Euromonitor International The self-service cafeterias category isn’t generally seen as much of a global growth opportunity, but a new trend of high-quality, low-priced udon noodle chains sweeping across Japan has made it the fastest growing category in the highly mature market. Driven by two major chains, Marugame Seimen and Hanamaru Udon, […]