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Thursday
Jun292017

Retail, Dinner and Debate

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Omni-channel, digital, branded, augmented-reality. With the retail industry in a constant state of flux and consumer habits that are constantly evolving, retailers have a lot to talk about. Last month Gensler hosted its inaugural Retail Dinner & Debate with seven top retail industry professionals at New York Vintner's beautiful wine cellar. With attendees ranging from retailers to developers and owners representatives, the discussion covered many topics including retailers’ “wish lists” for brick & mortar stores and the obstacles they face internally and externally. There’s something special about sharing a meal that elicits lively and open dialogue.

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Wednesday
Jun282017

The Set List: FOMO

Image: Jo Jo, Unsplash

First there was FOLO, MOMO, JOJI and YOLO, and now there’s FOMO! We've all heard about this tongue twister trend, but what is it?

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Wednesday
Jun212017

The Set List: RePatriotism 

Image: Flickr user Mike Mozart

Following the U.S. Election and the U.K.’s vote to withdraw from the EU (aka Brexit), there’s a new era of distrust propelling people together towards ideas of community, activism and being part of a collective—a move toward taking a stand against segregational decisions in the world of politics.

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Wednesday
Jun072017

More Than a Mall: A Collection of Experiences

Eastridge Center 2017 – A Pacific Retail Property.

Nestled in the heart of San Jose, California, Eastridge is one of Silicon Valley’s largest shopping destinations, with nearly 1.4 million square feet of retail space. Like many American malls, Eastridge needed an upgrade that would reflect its locale, connect with customers in new ways, and transform the 45-year-old enclosed shopping center into an immersive lifestyle destination.

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Thursday
May182017

Retail in India: Complex, Contradictory and Full of Opportunity

Mumbai coastline. Photo: Dhurandar.

In 2017, retailers in Europe are focusing on accelerating change in the business, while a major retail restructuring has been gathering momentum on the American horizon. If you look halfway around the world, a steady rise in consumption has been underway, and is being projected for the next decade in the higher growth economies of China and India (Source: OECD Interim Economic Outlook March 2017).

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