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5 Retailers Expanding Across Tennessee

The retail industry has been on a tumultuous up and down journey since the evolution of online shopping. Tie in the recent coronavirus pandemic and most retailers have been thwarted into a crisis. Many have faced a pivot or perish fate, however, in the landlocked southern state of Tennessee some retailers are still expanding. Here’s […]

Evicting a Tenant with a Lease

It has always been crucial for commercial landlords to have thriving tenants instead of fighting battles with difficult tenants on the brink of eviction. This need has often become clearer as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, often highlighting more troublesome tenants. Formally evicting a tenant may seem like a painful process, but it can be more […]

Retailers are Expanding in Connecticut

The Retail Industry has struggled for years and even more so now with COVID-19 but retailers in the food industry have a different story. Here are four businesses continuing to expand in Connecticut. Stop & Shop Beginning as a small grocery store in the early 1900s, Stop & Shop has grown to over 400 locations […]

The Unexpected rise and expansion of Tractor Supply

COVID-19 arrived in time to add gasoline to an already suffering retail industry. Then, out of the fire came a few retail brands that have surprised the economy not only by continuing on, but thriving and expanding. One retail brand that has risen unexpectedly during the pandemic is Tractor Supply Company. Recently opening it’s 1900th […]

5 Retailers Expanding in Texas

Examining retail trends in Texas is an interesting experience, because the state is very, very large. Spanning approximately 269,000 square miles -- larger than France -- the Lone Star State has a population of 29 million and four major population areas: Austin (the capital); Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Even with the state’s size […]

Top 5 Grocery Brands To Fit Any Size Vacancy

Six months ago, as people feared what could be months of mandatory lock-down, grocers scrambled to keep their shelves and freezer cases stocked with staples like soup, bread, and frozen pizza. While the pandemic hasn’t been kind to many industries, grocery stores have seen huge increases in demand as more people choose to cook and […]

How COVID-19 has changed Nordstrom’s Store Revamp Plans

Nordstrom is certainly not the only department store that has taken a hit from COVID-19, but their reputation as having highly experiential retail and in-depth customer service and engagement mean it can be harder to open during a highly contagious pandemic.Nordstrom had already announced it would permanently close 16 of its department stores in response […]

4 Retailers Exceeding Expectations during Covid-19

The early days of the pandemic provided some brands enormous success, especially if they still had toilet paper to sell. Other brands during lock down suffered tremendously. As COVID raged through our nation, a few brands unexpectedly did better than anticipated. In this battle to keep alive, these businesses, with a mixture of preparedness and […]

How Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are Winning during Covid-19

As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, customers continue to be wary of large group gatherings, and many are facing economic hardships. But eating out, or at the very least take out, seems somewhat pandemic proof. In their recent report, McKinsey ran down the current reality of the restaurant business. The verdict? Easy take-out […]

Top 5 Grab and Go Concepts for the Mid-Atlantic

Pre-COVID, grab and go options were a necessity in the typical daily grind. In the midst of COVID, grab and go became essential for other reasons. Restrictions on dining in and avoiding a crowd has left us with delivery or to grab and go. Local grab and go options include unbeatable quality, diversity, and local […]

Walgreens and Publix make the best tenants during the Covid-19 Pandemic

In our recent survey of shopping center managers across the country, we asked them which retailers had been most difficult to deal with during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unsurprisingly, 28% of the respondents told us a restaurant had been their most difficult tenant. In the same survey, we also asked which tenants had been the best […]

Dozens of Retailers expand in New Jersey

New Jersey is known for its shopping, boasting the most malls in one area in the world—7 in just a 25 square mile radius. And while the pandemic may have put a temporary damper on the Garden State, New Jersey continues to see ongoing opening and expansion of retail.  This growth could even increase due […]
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