Category: Retail & Office

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 […]

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 […]

Tesla to Add Retail, Restaurants to Supercharger Stations

November 1, 2017

Tesla, the company hoping to colonize Mars one day, wants to add something extra to its Supercharger stations. As traffic increases to the charging stations, Tesla hopes to partner with restaurants and convenience stores to add food, restrooms, and other amenities to their charging locations. A typical Tesla owner can spend 20 to 30 minutes […]

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 […]

5 Mall Redevelopments Adapting To the Changing Retail Climate

September 5, 2017

  5 Mall Redevelopments Adapting To the Changing Retail Climate Almost one-fifth of shopping malls across America will be closed within the next five years, according to Credit Suisse. As more mall-based retailers strive to stay relevant, many are forced to think outside the box. 1. It’s no secret that big anchor stores have been […]

Flip Side of The “Dark Store” Tax Loophole

February 24, 2017

The state tax code prevision more commonly known as “dark store theory” allows any business, of any size to “have its real estate assets qualified as vacant so that its appraised value won’t be linked to the business’s profit.”. Rahul Patel, local lawyer and managing partner at Patel | Gaines, flips the recent media portrayal […]

Trump and Retail CEOs Meet to Discuss Tax Code Revisions

February 22, 2017

President Trump has called for tax code revisions in an effort to better the economy. In a meeting with the heads of major retailers such as Best Buy (BBY.N), Target (TGT.N), Autozone (AZO.N), Walgreen’s (WBA.O), JC Penny (JCP.N), JoAnne and Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO.O) the group of retailers discussed their opposition to the border tax […]

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