Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers

Construction Marketing

Home improvement retailers are a distinguished marketing channel for a variety of types of construction and remodeling products. In the new whitepaper, “ Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers ”, we provide a snapshot of the home improvement industry, along with the results of the 2011 survey, conducted by the Construction Marketing Association, which reveals valuable insight regarding best retail practices. Retail Line Reviews.

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Retailers Embrace Five Shopper-First Trends In 2022

Business Facilities

To meet customer expectations in the year ahead, retailers must evolve as platforms, reimagine store experiences, monetize data, transform as financial companies, and optimize returns. The post Retailers Embrace Five Shopper-First Trends In 2022 appeared first on Business Facilities Magazine.


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Retail Home Center Marketing Best Practices – Webcast

Construction Marketing

A webcast on retail home center marketing and merchandising best practices for construction products is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The Retail Marketing Survey is available at: [link]. For many building products, construction tools and supplies, retail is a major channel. Yet very little information exists on how to develop effective merchandising programs, or what these big retailers require from vendors,” states Neil M.

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Retail Rush: Goodyear, Arizona

Business Facilities

nestled in the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix region, Goodyear, AZ is in the midst of a retail boom that continues to grow. Read: Retail Rush: Goodyear, Arizona at One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.,

Marketing To Home Improvement Retailers: Line Reviews

Construction Marketing

This is the final entry in a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers. Part one gave an overview of the retail home improvement category and shared the results of a survey on retail marketing practices. Part two covered home improvement retail merchandising and packaging. This part will discuss retail line reviews. For certain product categories or departments, the retailer will hold online price auctions.

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Marketing To Home Improvement Retailers: Merchandising and Packaging

Construction Marketing

Marketing to home improvement retailers includes considering retail merchandising and packaging. This is part two of a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers. Part one gave a retail snapshot and provided the results of a 2011 survey on retail marketing practices conducted by the Construction Marketing Association. This part covers home improvement retail merchandising and packaging and gives visual examples of both.

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Home Center Retail Opportunities for Construction Brands

Construction Marketing

Many construction brands in building materials, fixtures, supplies, tool and related categories sell to industrial or pro channels of distribution, as well as retail home centers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. They are demanding custom or retailer-specific merchandising from manufacturers. At the same time, retailers are launching “proprietary” brands, or appointing and sometimes sponsoring new category brands. stave the threat of retailer proprietary or sponsored brands.

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Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers: Snapshot & Survey Results

Construction Marketing

Home improvement retailers are a specialized channel for many types of construction projects including building materials and supplies, fixtures, construction tools and equipment, and more. This is part one of a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers. Part one will provide a retail snapshot, including the results of a 2011 survey on retail marketing practices conducted by the Construction Marketing Association. Retail Snapshot.

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Jewel Box retail building under construction at Miami Worldcenter


A “Jewel Box” retail building is under construction at Miami Worldcenter, representing one of the last remaining retail components in the $4 billion, mixed-use project. The Jewel Box is located at the confluence of 7th Street Promenade and World Paseo open-air retail pedestrian street

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From Clicks to Bricks: Retail Construction Tips as Online Retailers Move to the Mall

Commercial Construction

Online retailers opening their first physical stores need to be as well-versed in a shopping center’s holy trinity as proven and successful bricks-and-mortar retailers already are. Not too long ago, many retailers and shopping center developers were getting a bit nervous as e-commerce began taking a bite out of their traditional in-store business. So what’s behind this clicks-to-mortar movement, and what does it mean for the future of retail construction?

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Retail: Alive and Kicking

Business Facilities

Reports of the death of the retail sector—a fate that was widely assumed to be the outcome of an exponential increase in online purchases of consumer goods—were more than a bit premature. Read: Retail: Alive and Kicking at

Opportunities Abound with International Retailers…for the Right Contractor

Commercial Construction

International retailers are eyeing the U.S. Englewood Construction has done work for numerous international retailers in the last few years, including Marcello’s Delicatessen, a Canadian-based fast-casual dining option. As you stroll around your favorite shopping destination, you might notice a few new stores and retailers this time around. Every year, new retailers venture out into new markets, old concepts are tweeked, brands are refreshed and new ideas are introduced.

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The mall of the future: Less retail, more content


To survive, however, they need to become places that are about much more than retail transactions. And retail researchers estimate 25% of America’s roughly 1,000 remaining large malls will close over the next 3 to 5 years.

Flagship Store Retail Construction: 3 Reasons Brands Still Build in a Flagship Location

Commercial Construction

With our firm’s long track record in retail construction, we’ve witnessed firsthand the ebb and flow of activity across this sector over the years. It’s true the retail mix among flagship stores in prime locations is changing. Today, many of those traditional mall retailers have closed their flagships. Today, these stores are as ubiquitous as mainstream apparel brands, but at the time they were a novel retail experience.

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Retail Flagship Store Construction Projects: Challenges and Considerations

Commercial Construction

Flagship retail stores in busy urban shopping districts, such as this Zara location Englewood built out on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, present their own unique set of construction considerations. Some great examples of this are the variety of restaurant and retail build-outs we’ve completed up and down Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. If you’re looking for an experienced construction partner for your next flagship retail or restaurant project, give me a call – I’d love to talk it over.

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American Girl’s New York City Flagship Store: An Englewood Construction Retail Showcase

Commercial Construction

At Englewood Construction, we’re proud to say we’ve already been “on tour” with American Girl for the last 10 years, working with the popular retail brand to build, remodel and maintain American Girl Place stores across the country. For this Hard Hat Chat post, we thought we’d take a look back at this retail construction project and share photos from the finished space and behind-the-scenes details about the construction process, which was completed in November 2017.

Caterpillar Retail Sales Off 23%

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar worldwide retail sales were down 23 percent in June, according to a Form 8-K the company filed. This followed a similar decline noted in May. The data represent “constant dollars and are based on unit sales as reported primarily by dealers,” the report states.

Retail reset: The future of shopping malls


Shopping Center Development Strategies: How to Win Against Online Retail

Commercial Construction

The rise of on-line shopping has been a boon to retailers, but if we are honest, it has been detrimental to commercial general construction, with the closing of many brick and mortar retail stores. That’s why savvy shopping center developers are developing new strategies to compete and win against online retail. This strategy to create an experience, rather than just a shopping mall development with a lot of big name retailers is a step in the right direction.

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Retail expectations vs reality in 2021


New Ideas for Old Shopping Malls: 3 Ways Retail Developers are Remixing the Shopping Center Experience

Commercial Construction

Coming out of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon convention in Las Vegas last month, there’s been a lot of conversation in the media around the future of retail development. One topic I find particularly interesting is the discussion on different ways developers are reimagining existing shopping centers , especially in the wake of shifting consumer habits when it comes to retail and entertainment.

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Retail Construction: Successful Steps in Grocery Store Redevelopment

Commercial Construction

Parking is important with almost any retail construction project, but with grocery, it is even more important. Obviously, a grocery store requires more infrastructure than a typical retail location, with the freezer section and a powerful HVAC system necessary. Commercial Construction Retail Construction Best commercial construction projects Big Box Retail construction news Supermarket Construction Englewood recently completed a Trader Joe’s in Libertyville, Ill.

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How to Win the Olympics of International Retail Construction

Commercial Construction

While most of us will accept delayed Olympic news due to the time zone difference, the same isn’t true when working with international brands and new retail construction. The other year we were building a handful of stateside stores for Michael Hill, a New Zealand-based jewelry retailer, which is 16 hours ahead of Chicago. But it’s not just a difference in time zones that needs to be overcome in order to have a successful international retail construction project.

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Retailers Pay Millions for Hazardous Waste Violations

Green Building Law Update

Retailers across the nation are buttressing their trash disposal practices after Dollar General Stores and Big Lots Stores paid Millions of dollars to settle civil suits for environmental violations for the unlawful disposal of hazardous waste, including customer returned merchandise and batteries.

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Viva Las Vegas: CRE and Retail Construction Insights and Trends from ICSC RECon

Commercial Construction

Earlier this month, the Englewood team headed to Las Vegas for RECon , the global retail real estate convention hosted annually by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Attending this major event is always a terrific opportunity for us as a national commercial construction firm to meet with our national retail developer clients, network with new connections from across the country, and really take the temperature of the retail construction sector.

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The coming automation of retail brick and mortar


Brick-and-mortar retail is dying. Today the average person hardly needs to be reminded that the world is changing rapidly, and that adaptability is a necessity. We all see it around us and feel its impact every day.

Retail's age of experimentation


E-commerce and mobile technology have drastically altered retail customers’ expectations on service and convenience. In January, Amazon opened its new concept store, Amazon Go. Customers simply grab items off of the shelves and walk out of the 1,800-sf store. Checkout and payment are handled automatically via the Amazon app on their smartphones. No lines. No cash registers. It’s the ultimate in brick-and-mortar shopping convenience

Ready For Retail In Cape Coral

Business Facilities

Read Ready For Retail In Cape Coral on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Business Clusters/Corridors Featured Industry Focus Magazine Highlights Quality Of Life Retail BF-March/April-2017 Business Incentives Cape Coral Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development florida Manufacturing Quality of Life Site Selection tax climate Workforce Development

The future is a numbers game for retail and restaurants


Brick-and-mortar retailers, already gasping for air under pressure from ecommerce, were dealt a critical blow by the spread of the coronavirus that forced most stores and restaurants to close, or at best operate as carryout- or delivery-only providers

2020 Retail Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. retail building sector


Gensler, Jacobs, and PCL Construction top BD+C 's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2020 Giants 400 Report

Chicago Retail Construction News and Trends – 2011 Updates

Commercial Construction

Now that spring is officially here, I wanted to reflect on the Chicago retail construction trends and news we’ve seen so far in 2011. From the new commercial construction projects we know are in the pipeline, to what I heard at the recent Bisnow Chicago Retail Summit , I am cautiously optimistic. The fact is, there are too many GCs bidding on new retail construction jobs and commercial developers and shopping center landlords are the ones paying the price.

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NYC region holds lead in struggling retail construction sector

Construction Dive

While the decline of brick-and-mortar shopping caused double-digit decreases in the value of retail work underway in many metros, the city and its suburbs' work increased 4% last year, finds a new report

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Online retailers are transforming warehouse construction

Construction Dive

builders are struggling to keep up with demand from clients like Amazon, Walmart and Kroger's for specialized distribution centers

Five trends for airport retail


Once relegated to tired sundries and souvenir shops, airport retail is literally cleared for takeoff. With a projected growth of over 70% in the next four years, it’s one of the fastest growing segments in retail

Commercial Retail Construction: How to Manage Today’s New Major Shopping Center Development

Commercial Construction

Now, that is not to say there has not been a decent amount of new Chicago retail construction , or nationwide work in the past two decades. For the past 10 years, most metro areas experienced new retail construction in the form of power centers and outdoor lifestyle centers, such as the Shoppes at Farmington Valley , a 420,000-square-foot retail center that Englewood built in Canton Connecticut. This is a retail construction trend that we have seen established since 2008.

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Locations For eCommerce And Distribution: Made To Order

Business Facilities

As consumer buying patterns evolve, eCommerce and distribution operations require a changing set of location-related assets for success. .


Caterpillar Retail Sales Up 19%

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar reported a 19-percent Y/Y increase in worldwide retail machine sales for the rolling three-month period ending in October, outgaining September's 13-percent advance

What's Coming in 2021 for Retail, Restaurant & Office Builds

Construction Business Owner

What's Coming in 2021 for Retail, Restaurant & Office Builds. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 01/05/2021 - 17:15. Over the last 7 months, the construction industry has weathered the impacts stemming from COVID-19 significantly better than other sectors—all things considered.

Nashville planning retail district made from 21 shipping containers


will include a mini retail district made from 21 shipping containers, the first time in this market containers have been repurposed for such use. Architects Building Owner Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Modular Building Retail Centers OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nashville, Tenn.,

$4B Miami Worldcenter breaks ground on new retail, parking

Construction Dive

This latest construction start will add to the retail and residential projects already under construction at the mega-development

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