Category: Article of Interest

Automated Stores Becoming a Reality

December 19, 2017

Unmanned stores across China are attracting the convenience-seeking shopper. With such a massive population to appeal to, it’s no secret that convenience and easy access would be a top priority for China’s retail market. Cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, computer vision and biometric recognition that tracks a shopper’s movements are all new technologies currently […]

Same Day Delivery Coming to San Antonio

December 5, 2017

Same day prescription delivery service is on the rise. CVS Health will provide same-day delivery for select metro markets starting in 2018. Other features such as curbside pickup and Instacart, have made their way to CVS stores in order to keep customers engaged with the large drug store. Instacart, a personal shopping and delivery service, […]

For Apparel Sector, “X” Marks a Threat This Holiday Season

November 27, 2017

The launch of the iPhone X and online competition is expected to make it even harder on brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season. Holiday apparel sales are expected to drop for the first time since 2008. Specialty retail, department stores and footwear retailers are all expected to take a .4% dip in sales. According to Morgan […]

Amazon Trucks Pose Quirky Challenge to Physical Retailers

November 17, 2017

Amazon Treasure Trucks offer large discounted prices when you order the item online through the Amazon app. The Treasure Truck offers consumers the chance to take advantage of huge discounted prices on items that are advertised that day. The consumer will order the item and pick a time and place for pick up. However, a […]

Online Retailers Redefining Brick-And-Mortar with Their Physical Locations

November 13, 2017

Online retail is navigating its way into physical retail. Award winning retail architect, Kenne Shepherd shared his thoughts on the top online retail stores that are pushing into brick-and-mortar. Amazon No other online retailer on this list has the same potential of impacting the San Antonio commercial real estate sector as Amazon. Amazon has realized […]

Walmart Stirs Up Same-Day Delivery Competition

November 3, 2017

Walmart recently acquired Parcel, a New York-based same-day delivery service focusing on grocery and other delivery to consumers within the New York area. Walmart intends to use Parcel for fresh and frozen groceries as well as general merchandise. The retail giant said it aims to have faster delivery with live text updates to update customers […]

Raub Report- Commercial Real Estate News for October 2017

October 17, 2017

So are the rumors of the Retail Apocalypse over blown?   In San Antonio we are actually doing okay.  Yes, you have seen some of your favorite stores go dark or very seriously renegotiate leases, like Payless Shoes and Rue 21.  The incursion of eCommerce has certainly left its mark.  The other factor weighing on bricks […]

The Retail Renaissance: How Brick and Mortar is Just Getting Started

October 16, 2017

Retail isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s just getting started. Large companies and e-commerce only retailers are extending their virtual presence into physical locations. Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods was a surprise. Many who see brick and mortar as dying need to ask why would a large company like Amazon purchase a […]

Raub Report- September 2017

September 19, 2017

“Home is where the heart is.” Housing is certainly a major component of our economy and our homes are the central location for the living of our lives, raising our families, and the site of most of our best times and our worst times. Our homes have evolved over time from caves to mud huts […]

Here’s why Baby Boomers keep Millennials from buying homes

Baby Boomers are somewhat to blame for continued housing inventory shortages. Boomers are reluctant to sell which leaves Millennials, also known as Generation Y, with fewer properties to choose from. The new Housing Shortage Study from mentioned there is data behind the shortage of homes. Boomers hold a 78% stake in homeownership compared to […]

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