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Where Does Santa Sleep Anyway?
There's a certain excitement that surrounds shopping for holiday fashions and home décor, but furniture? Not so much. And there are many more retail categories like it that fall under the radar despite all the seasonal shopping hype. One American mall tenant found a way to grab some attention by tying its merchandise to the season's iconic figure: [...]
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Mandy’s Joins Cominar In Holiday Fundraiser
For mall-bound shoppers, part of the joy of the holidays is to take in the theme décor. At 18 Cominar centers in Québec, Canada, visitors will be able to say that they had a hand in it this year. The developer is well on its way to raising its targeted C$1 [...]
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Charlotte’s Boudoir Now in The Grove Park
A plump red mouth and ultra bright teeth biting down on a fancy lipstick—how's that for visual merchandising that pops out? It's a good example of a temporary retailer setting the marketing bar just as high as any in-line shopping center tenant. This little promotional abode belongs to makeup, skincare product, and perfume brand, Tactics Subscribers Read More...
Holiday Leasing by Design: Boutique in a Box
Ken Dela is best known as the art director at The Culture House in Kansas, USA. Lately, though, he's been associated with a unique project at Tactics Subscribers Read More...
This Holiday Treat Is for Adults Only
When the energy begins to wane and the tempers start to flare, there's a place where shoppers can relax at Canada's CF Toronto Eaton Centre. The CF Bubbly Bar is exactly what it sounds like: an adults-only space where people can pause, sip a glass of Champagn [...]
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Malls Are Potential Repurposing Goldmines
Refurbishments can yield a shopping center a lot of positive publicity and a spike in visitor traffic. But if word gets out that old materials were simply tossed into a landfill site, that must-see destination will become social media's new pariah, and with good reason. One community-minded mall found a solution: re-purposing. Tactics Subscribers Read More...
Here’s One for the Boys
We know; we're almost at the end of 2017 and we're going to tell you about a shopping service for men. At first glance it might seem a tad archaic to assume that the boys still can't find their way through a mall or come up with their own ideas for holiday gifts. But the special event that Tactics Subscribers Read More...
The Dog House Isn’t So Bad After All
Bark + Build is back at NorthPark. Until December 3, the Dallas, USA, shopping center will exhibit one-of-a-kind dog houses that architects, contractors, and design teams have created. A panel of judges will rate the pet homes based on their design and construction quality bef [...]
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Coke x Adobe x You
If you ever dreamed of adding your design signature to an iconic brand like Coca-Cola, then this is your chance. The beverage giant has teamed up with Adobe for a global creative series challenge and it w [...]
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Mega Mall Developer Launches Mini Format
This is a no-frills proposition: Would-be retailers fine-tune their merchandising and branding plans, while the landlord takes care of the space, POS equipment, product display systems, and visual merchandising. To one developer, it is the future of small retailing. Mark Ghermezian calls is retail as a service, or Tactics Subscribers Read More...