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Colliers report debunks the myth of brick-and-mortar retail’s death

by Dan Rafter It’s easy when reading of the latest round of store closures to think that online shopping has already killed brick-and-mortar retailers. But a new retail spotlight from Colliers International says that physical stores aren’t quite dead yet. … Continue reading

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Five national retailers that are barely hanging on

by Dan Rafter This isn’t a great time for large, traditional retailers. Commercial brokerage Marcus & Millichap recently released its 2017 national retail report. That report said that non-traditional, service-based and value retailers — everything from dollar stores to nail … Continue reading

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Malls still have their place – but they need to adapt

by Dan Rafter Shopping malls were already struggling. Then Sears announced it would close 150 Sears and Kmart locations. Macy’s announced it will shutter 68 stores. These stores are anchors for malls across the Midwest. The new round of closings … Continue reading

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NAI Cummins brings about second act for former Sears store in Akron

Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio, at its height was home to more than 140 stores, a bustling food court and a movie theater. Those days, though, are long past. The main mall closed in 2008, leaving behind just two … Continue reading

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Lights could go out at Sears corporate headquarters in Illinois

A local showdown over tax incentives between Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holding Corp. and the state of Illinois just took a dramatic turn as Ohio has reportedly offered the retailer a package of $400 million to move its headquarters to Columbus. … Continue reading

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