Tag Archives: Whole Foods

Smart mall owners? They rely on technology to make their centers strong

by Dan Rafter When analysts list the reasons why shopping malls are struggling, they inevitably point to technology. This makes sense: Tech and online shopping have certainly reshaped the shopping habits of the U.S. consumer. For many, the rise of … Continue reading

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Want the shoppers to come? Try free samples

by Dan Rafter How do retailers get shoppers to their stores? Events matter. And free samples help. According to a survey by Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates and Harris Poll, nearly 75 percent of adults say they are happy to shop … Continue reading

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Whole Foods’ new distribution center to make big impact on Chicago’s South Side, entire Midwest

by Dan Rafter Whole Foods this week began construction of a new Midwest distribution center that will bring more than 100 new jobs to the South Side of Chicago and help the company better serve its growing roster of stores … Continue reading

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Grocery stores aren’t always the ideal anchor tenants

by Dan Rafter Joe Parrott, a senior vice president of retail services at CBRE’s Bannockburn, Illinois, office, has long studied the performance of retail anchors. He even releases a regular Chicago Retail Anchor Report. In Parrott’s most recent report — … Continue reading

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How to get Whole Foods to open in your retail center

by Dan Rafter You’re developing a retail center. You’d love to have it anchored by one of the grocery business’ hottest stars, Whole Foods Market. But how do you attract the grocer to your development? It all comes down to … Continue reading

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Lee & Associates’ Courtney: The grocers, restaurants keep flocking to Indianapolis

by Dan Rafter People like to eat, whether the economy is soaring or struggling. Just look at Indianapolis. Grocers and restaurateurs are announcing new shops in the city on a seemingly daily basis. And both are providing a boost to … Continue reading

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Mid-Amercia report: Gourmet grocers keep expanding

by Dan Rafter Noticing more grocery stores in your city? You’re not alone. Developers across the Midwest have discovered that grocery stores — especially gourmet ones — are consumer favorites today. A recent report from Mid-America Real Estate Corporation offers … Continue reading

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