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October 16, 2017

The New Retail Reality: Don’t Think “Retail”

Part three in a 3-part blog series. Sophisticated landlords know they can no longer operate as they have in the past. Philosophically, the thought of centers offering traditional retail fare needs to be replaced with the idea of offering consumer experiences. One area is in quasi-medical and office. Fairlane Mall in Dearborn, Michigan, has seen […]

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October 9, 2017

American Woman and the Amazon Factor

Part two in a 3-part blog series. In many ways the millennial retail revolution is three years behind similar attrition within the women’s apparel industry. There, a pre-2008 economic boom and still-strong traditional mall shopping audience would lead to what would eventually become an over-build of new stores. Retailers such as Coldwater Creek, Chico’s, J.Jill […]

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October 2, 2017

The New Retail Reality

Part one in a 3-part blog series. The wide world of retail finds itself today at a crucial crossroads. Lesser affected have been the elite, high-end shopping centers and, conversely the lower-end centers, each of which cater to a defined subset of shoppers. However, the majority of retail centers nationwide fall into the mid-range category. […]

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March 25, 2015

As Energy Prices Drop, Consumer Goods and Retail M&A May Skyrocket

Mergers & Acquisitions’ February Mid-Market Pulse (MMP), a forward-looking sentiment indicator compiled from monthly surveys of approximately 250 executives, indicates that expectations for M&A in the consumer goods and retail sector have risen significantly over the last few months as energy prices have fallen. According to the MMP, dealmakers gave the consumer goods and retail […]

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December 16, 2014

Radio Shack’s Turnaround Keeps Turning Around

A special committee ruled unanimously on Nov. 12 that a credit event was not triggered when RadioShack secured a line of credit from Standard General in October. Salus Capital, one of the company’s major lenders, had accused RadioShack of breaching the terms of its $250 million loan as part of a refinancing agreement, and demanded […]

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