2020 Winners: Early, Bold Predictions

The year may have just begun, but it’s certainly never too early to make a bold prediction about the year to come. With that in mind, we’ve decided to break down some of the retail winners we’ll be talking about next December as the dominant players of the year.

By Ethan Chernofsky on January 7, 2020

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.

By Tali Rozenman on December 23, 2019

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.

By Ethan Chernofsky on December 19, 2019

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.

By Ethan Chernofsky on December 17, 2019

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.

By Jocelyn Bauer on December 16, 2019

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 all store closings are made equal. When handled properly, store closings can set the foundation for a strong rebound and ongoing growth. We looked at some recent Macy’s closures to […]

By Tali Rozenman on December 12, 2019

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.

By Ethan Chernofsky on December 9, 2019

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 of the top players in offline apparel showed a very different story. Widespread Growth When analyzing eleven of the top players in the space, ten saw growth from Q2 to […]

By Ethan Chernofsky on December 3, 2019

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 who came out on top this quarter.  Slicing Up the Sector Despite summer dips, Starbucks remained the market leader out of the group, taking 27.9% of market share. McDonald’s was […]

By Tali Rozenman on December 2, 2019

The World Series and Why It Matters For Retail Real Estate

It may not come as a shock that a huge event like the Major League Baseball World Series will have a significant impact on the surrounding area. But what are the actual changes? What might this mean for brands? These are all questions that rarely get answered. So we decided to dive into the data […]

By Ethan Chernofsky on November 26, 2019

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