Retail: Alive and Kicking

Business Facilities Blog

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 BusinessFacilities.com.

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). Big Discussion Around Repositioning Vacant Retail Space.

Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers

Construction Marketing Blog

Home improvement retailers are a distinguished marketing channel for a variety of types of construction and remodeling products. Retail Line Reviews. To download a printable PDF version of the “Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers” whitepaper, CLICK HERE.

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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.

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Marketing To Home Improvement Retailers: Merchandising and Packaging

Construction Marketing Blog

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. Stay tuned for Part 3 which discusses retail line reviews. Retail Merchandising.

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Retail Home Center Marketing Best Practices: Webcast Summary

Construction Marketing Blog

The recent webcast on the topic of marketing to home improvement retailers was unprecedented in exploring a niche that seldom is discussed, for good reason. Manufacturers and suppliers to large retailers do not want competitors to gain any advantage in merchandising placement or line reviews.

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Marketing To Home Improvement Retailers: Line Reviews

Construction Marketing Blog

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. This part will discuss retail line reviews.

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Home Center Retail Opportunities for Construction Brands

Construction Marketing Blog

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.

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Retail Home Center Marketing Best Practices – Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

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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Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers: Snapshot & Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

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.

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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. Sometimes, it’s not enough to add new retail concepts.

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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. Because of the influx of international shoppers to the city, you can expect a rise in international retailers in Chicago.

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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.

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Ready For Retail In Cape Coral

Business Facilities Blog

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

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. We still see retailers/landlords/owners take bids from the best Chicago contractors as well as pick-up truck GCs.

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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

Retail Construction Trends 2010 Update: Outside the Big Box

Commercial Construction

But that doesn’t mean we aren’t seeing interesting retail construction projects or innovative commercial construction retrofits, like the 23 up-and-coming new-store concepts as noted by Retail Traffic. There also is definitely something in the water with baby/children-focused retailers.

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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. This is a very clever concept that has borrowed from old, yet successful retail construction trends and infused with new retail trends for 2013.

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Retail Construction Trends: Shopping Center Construction Enters Renaissance with Renovation Work

Commercial Construction

All of this commercial construction activity is taking place because smart owners and retail investors realize they need to refresh, rebrand and reimage the shopping experience to be competitive in the future. Land was cheaper and national retailers were chasing rooftops in the housing boom.

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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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Caterpillar Retail Sales Up 33% for February

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar reported its rolling three month retail sales today with resources industries up 60 percent and construction industries up 27 percent.

Industry Focus – Retail: Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Retail accounts for more than $2 trillion in total GDP impact with consumer spending accounting for more than two-thirds of the U.S. The Tarpon Point Resort at Marina Village is home to a number of upscale retail shops and restaurants. CAPE CORAL: PRIMED FOR RETAILERS.

Retail Development and Construction: Getting Started

Commercial Construction

What Every Developer Should Ask General Contractors During the Retail Construction Bid Process. For my first blog post, a lot of people at Englewood Construction suggested I write about how to choose a retail construction company.

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Commercial Construction Tips on Dividing a Retail Box into a Multi-Tenant Space

Commercial Construction

As a shopping center landlord or retail developer, you might find yourself with a big empty retail space you need fill – especially if you had Borders or Circuit City as a tenant. What was once an Ethan Allen store in Wheaton….

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The Keys to Making Big Box Retail Construction Projects Successfully Fit Smaller, Urban Footprints like CityTarget on State Street

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction has worked on a number of Chicago retail construction projects in high-traffic urban areas, such as American Girl Place on Michigan Avenue. Is this a new retail construction trend ? Who do you think will be the next big box retailer to offer a small store concept?

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Retail Development and Construction: Going Vertical

Commercial Construction

Is Your Vertical Retail Construction Project a Mess or a Success? Some may disagree, but we at Englewood Construction think the challenges commercial developers face in opening a store in a vertical mall are more complex than any other type of retail store construction.

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The new office has roots in retail

BD+C

In our workplace practice, CallisonRTKL’s roots in retail have inspired our workplace design and have put us in a unique position to apply these ideas to our office projects Think of the last store that wowed you.

Five trends for airport retail

BD+C

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

Retail Development: Top 5 Reasons for Shopping Mall Owners to Work with a Construction and Asset Management Firm

Commercial Construction

Consumers kept money in their pockets, retailers stopped expanding and owners ceased new retail construction for their facilities. In most cases, these malls need significant retail commercial construction upgrades and updates to compete for top-tier retailers.

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2010 Commercial Construction Trends Update: Work for Niche Retail Stores

Commercial Construction

With four months under our belt, I think the time is right to revisit one of the trends I mentioned called “Back on Track” and its relevance to the retail construction industry. Where retail construction seems to fall short is for the average retail brand.

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Can healthcare be retail?

BD+C

Retailers have long learned how to function and adapt to meet their customers’ needs. Thus, retailers have perfected key traits such as branding, standards, speed-to- market, advertising, convenience and site selection. Healthcare systems have much to learn from retail

Online Pet Food Retailer Creating 600 Jobs In Florida

Business Facilities Blog

Read Online Pet Food Retailer Creating 600 Jobs In Florida on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Florida Logistics & Distribution Retail Workforce Development Chewy Economic Development Employment Enterprise Florida Expansion Fulfillment Center Marion County Ocala pet food Site SelectionChewy.com will invest $31M to create a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Ocala, FL.

Top 75 retail construction firms

BD+C

How men’s stores are influencing the entire retail sector

BD+C

Most major retailers have women on the brain. It makes so much sense, in fact, that in the business of retail, consumers get the pronoun “she” when describing trends and shopping patterns It makes perfect sense—women make 85% of consumer purchases in the United States.

Is there a future in retail banking?

BD+C

When I tell my friends that I’m a retail designer they get excited… assuming I’m working on an exciting NYC flagship store or a top name clothing brand. When I say I focus on retail banking I’m greeted with a raised eyebrow.

Top 65 retail architecture firms

BD+C

Caterpillar August Y2Y Retail Sales Up 11%

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar released its retail sales statistics today for the three months ending in August 2017, showing total global sales up 11 percent over this time last year supported by a surge in the Asia/Pacific market to 44 percent over August 2016.