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Category: Retail & Office

JCPenny Sales Traffic is Up

September 19, 2016

JCPenny’s match up with Sephora has improved JCPenny’s earnings. According to JCPenny’s CEO Marvin Ellison, JCPenny opened 27 new locations during the quarter with plans to add 4 more stores in the fall. Sephora shops are being added to a broader range of locations, including more-rural areas. Sephora will be adding the Clinique brand to […]

Parking Downtown San Antonio Could Be Taking a Turn

August 25, 2016

Parking in downtown San Antonio can be a struggle. Two people are trying to change this view. GrayStreet Partners and AREA Real Estate are coming up with various strategies to help with this need. GrayStreet Partners is renovating Travis Park Plaza parking garage by emphasizing different modes of transportation. They are looking at investing in […]

JCPenny’s Customers Spoke and They Listened

August 18, 2016

Going beyond apparel, JCPenny is expanding their home-goods selection. Customers are spending more money on home beautification and JCPenny is looking to improve in this sector. During the third quarter JCPenny will add dishwashers and other major appliances to 1,000 stores. With 1,200 major appliances online, customers will be able to smoothly order online and […]

Protect Your Center From a Storm

August 17, 2016

With all the rain this past week it is good to know that most shopping centers have a severe-weather emergency policy in place. In 1999 The National Weather Service commenced a voluntary Storm Ready program to motivate communities and business to be prepared for tornadoes, hurricanes and similar storms by setting up disaster plans. The […]

Store Technology is Becoming a Difficult Choice

August 3, 2016

Ever feel like big brother is watching over you? According to the “Rich Relevance ‘Creepy or Cool?’ Survey”, Seventy- Five Percent did not like the idea of being greeted by name after a store identified the consumer though facial recognition technology. Most consumers do enjoy using fingerprint technology, scanning products, receiving pop up offers, digital […]

A Game Changer for Tenants Paying Rent

July 29, 2016

So many mistakes can happen when handling money manually. The slightest difference, in the amount, or a number out of place can have huge effect on the overall spreadsheet. At DDR Corp. Tenants can make their payments online and track reports though SnapPay RE. According to Kevin Moss, DDR’s Chief Information Officer, there is a […]

Going Beyond Just Bed & Bath

July 21, 2016

While Bed Bath & Beyond same-store sales declined by 50 basis points versus the same quarter a year ago, adding omni-channel trappings to Bed Bath & Beyond stores are helping boost sales. CEO Steven Tamares, has been evolving Bed Bath & Beyond stores by integrating physical and digital capabilities to create an experiential shopping culture, […]

How Retailers are Drawing Shoppers this Season

December 16, 2014

Consumers have more options than ever when it comes to where they spend their money. Online retailers and brick and mortar stores are constantly looking for ways to stand out from their competitors. Which website offers free shipping? Who ships the fastest? Who opens earliest on Black Friday? What store has the best entertainment? Which […]

San Antonio’s Growth Highlighted at 2014 CCIM Symposium

December 9, 2014

The 2014 CCIM Symposium was very informative. REOC’S Kimberly S. Gatley gave wonderful presentation on how San Antonio was making waves. This year San Antonio has been named Time’s Most Romantic city, Conde Nast Traveler’s 3rd friendliest city, Mylife.com’s 2nd most patriotic city.  With one of the nation’s largest population growths in the last year, […]

Retail Sales Flourish in the Lone Star State

July 10, 2014

Texas has become a center of economic development and growth. According to the Texas Retail Outlook Survey on May 28, 2014 retail sales have increased the past 11 months in comparison to last year’s numbers. Across the board Texas continues to see an overall improvement in business issues compared to May 2013. For more visit […]

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