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Do You Offer Heli-drops to Your Mall’s VIPs?
Westfield calls it the ultimate VIP journey: A chance to skip the traffic and board a helicopter to head to the mall. The developer is offering the luxury service at two of its California properties—Read More...
Holiday Watch: Coach Window Auditions
Here we go with this week's first seasonal interlude: "Lights, Camera, Holiday" by Coach. Taking shoppers behind the scenes at a New York City casting call for the luxury label's holiday window display, the 85-second film is just long enough to present the latest fashion collection [...]
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Dialed into Style
Picture this: You've just checked in at a conference and find out that your interpretation of 'business casual' is a little more laid back than everybody else's. How do you refresh your look when there isn't much time before the evening's cocktail reception? One stylist's answer is simple: FaceTime. That stylist and self-described closet organiz [...]
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This Catwalk Fundraiser Is for the Kids
Mall-based fundraisers give charities access to wide audiences and shoppers an easy way to support people in their communities. However, they rarely provide opportunities for contributors and recipients to connect. One American center changed that last month when it invited young cancer patients to walk the runway at their own benefit event. On [...]
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Shoppers’ Little Secret Is Out
If you still rely solely on traditional demographic-based methods of consumer marketing, then you might be under the impression that giving shoppers what they need and want comes down to matching certain categories and levels of products and services to target customers based on socioeconomic status. You'd be wrong. That's because of one element th [...]
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UGG TURNS 40
UGG, it seems, is no longer a brand just for 16-year-old girls in high ponytails and skinny jeans. The fashion label with blended Aussie and Southern California roots and best known for its slip-on sheepskin boots is celebrating its 40th anniversary and there are no teenage braces in [...]
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Playing the Big Kid Game
If you want to generate more traffic for your center's children's play areas and destination stores, try hosting adult events there. It's a way to not only tap into a growing leisure trend, but also increase productivity. Families might account for the lion's share of visitors to the Tactics Subscribers Read More...
The Three-Minute Challenge
If you believe that a vending machine experience is limited to pure convenience, then the founders of Pizza Forno might ask for three minutes of your time to prove you wrong. That's how long their vending machine will take to make you a custom artisan pizza and it produced quite [...]
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Retail Truly Is About Them
It's great to base a store or shopping center's retail mix on consumer research findings. An even better strategy is to let those same consumers make the merchandising decisions directly. Amazon is on every retail professional's mind twenty-four hours a day, and with good reason [...]
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These Numbers Look Scary Good
American retailers are headed for a very healthy ramp-up to the holiday season, and it will start five weeks from now. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has just released its Halloween forecast and shoppers intend to splurge once again. According to the NRF's annual survey, which Tactics Subscribers Read More...