About This BlogDebra Hazel is a writer and consultant focusing on retail, commercial real estate and related industries. In addition to working with a number of corporate clients, she continues to cover the industry for several industry publications, and shortly will launch "Around the World in 80 Malls," a separate blog at www.debrahazelcommunications.com.
Better, Not Bigger
HYDE PARK, NY—Look for more sales from Kimco as it retools and simplifies its portfolio.Read More
Ruling the Runway
Clearly, the industry realizes that it must offer services and retailers that will get shoppers, particularly Millennials, out of the house and away from their smartphones and tablets.Read More
Cyber Sales and Taxes
Auction.com's Muoio says local market dynamics will become "even more important in driving retail property fundamentals."Read More
Turnabout Is Fair Play?
It's not surprising that investors in menswear stores would try to maximize value, but the turnabout going on with Jos. A Bank and Men's Wearhouse may be.Read More
Stan Johnson Co. on ICSC
The upcoming ICSC New York National Conference has in fact become a mini-RECon, making it a real touchstone for the industry’s health, and according to Jason Maier, director of the New York office of Stan Johnson Co., retail real estate’s recovery continues apace.Read More
Sustainable Retail Design
Until recently, retail development—with its emphasis on increased consumerism and growth—and sustainability have been almost a contradiction in terms.Read More
Department Store Diss?
If department stores are irrelevant, why are they still doing relatively well?Read More
Walmart's US CEO, Bill Simon, announced at the company's annual meeting for the investment community that it will launch a test of using some of its Supercenters as distribution centers to keep the smaller format stores stocked.Read More
Fresh & Not-So-Easy
In an increasingly globalized world, one where IKEA is seemingly in every nation on Earth and Walmart is getting there, why wouldn’t British supermarket giant Tesco succeed in opening markets in the United States?Read More
Saks Joining Lord & Taylor Spawns Luxury Juggernaut
The acquisition of Saks Inc. by Hudson's Bay, gives the Canadian retail giant nearly 100 high-end department stores in the US. What does it mean for landlords?Read More