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Black Friday Shopping Center Index

When it comes to Black Friday, we love to discuss retailers. But what about the shopping centers and malls that house them? With Black Friday 2019 behind us, and the holidays just around the corner, we dove into some of the top-performing shopping centers to see who came out on top during Black Friday and whether the lessons from retail applied to the centers as well.

The Demise of the Mall?

With the “Retail Apocalypse” looming, malls are projected to be the first to suffer. We dove into the data to see why U.S. malls are in decline and what strategies can help keep them afloat.

Activewear in Action

There is a reason activewear companies were a key component of our 2019 Trends Analysis, so with one earnings call behind us and another coming up, we dug back into two of our favorite brands.

Placer Bites: Boot Barn Expands, Starbucks Cold Brew

We’ve become accustomed to news about retailers closing their brick-and-mortar stores, and shifting their focus to online sales. But Boot Barn is taking a different approach, as they look to nearly double their offline footprint in the near future.

Seeing as this goes against the “retail apocalypse” narrative, we dug into our data to analyze this strategic move.

Macy’s Store Closures

With Q3 revenue declines and recent leadership changes, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Macy’s is closing stores. But as we often discuss, not

5 2019 Trends That Will Define 2020

The biggest stories of 2020 may find their roots in 2019. So we dug into the most important trends that could impact the coming year in Retail and Commercial Real Estate.

Placer Bites: Turkey Wednesday 2019, Popeyes v. Chick-Fil-A and More

Late last month, we stumbled upon the retail craze that is Turkey Wednesday, the grocery sector’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

But is a holiday really a thing if it doesn’t repeat? Of course not. So we dove back into the data to see if Turkey Wednesday truly is a thing.

Q3 Retail Index – Apparel

With widespread concerns that the Back-to-School season would underperform, a prime target for a rough quarter was the Apparel sector. Yet, looking back at eleven

2019 Q3 Retail Index – Food

Last, but certainly not least, in our Q3 Retail Index is the food sector. We looked at ten of the biggest QSR brands to see

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