Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weeekly CRE and Retail Article Supplement – April 13th, 2012

Please see supplement to the article links I posted yesterday.  Please enjoy over the weekend.

RETAIL: Shopping centers panel talks growth

Net Lease Cap Rates Likely to Remain Flat

Best Buy Should Concentrate on Store Experience Instead of Store Count, Retail Experts Say

How to Fight Online Rivals, Part II

by Elaine Misonzhnik April 12th, 2012

Riley Joins Colliers Mgmt

New Broker Appointed to Lead Memphis Asset Services Division

Once-thriving Delta Square shopping center sold

Top bid is $550,000; property is likely to be razed

 Southland Sells Parcels To Bank For $1 Million

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Pizza occasions grow with key sales drivers including innovation, convenience and versatility, finds Technomic

US Foods Helping Customers Join the Gourmet Burger Trend, Stand Out from the Crowd

REIS: US strip-mall vacancy falls 1st time in 7 yrs

Major chain stores post a healthy 4.3% sales gain in March
Chicago Tribune—04/06

Drop in Store Vacancies Signals Possible Mall Rebound
Wall Street Journal—04/05

Best Buy Is No Circuit City…

“To that, we would have to point out the fact that Best Buy is now selling almost as many iPhones as Apple itself… so that gloomy outlook may be jumping the gun,” Garrick Brown, Research Director of Chainlinks/Terranomics said.

Convenience store sales totaled $682 billion in 2011
Chain Store Age—04/04

Independents are all-stars among sporting-goods stores–Chain stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Modell’s, and The Sports Authority don’t make shoppers as happy
Consumer Reports—04/08

Sector Snap: Clothing stores have a strong March


The Death of Retail’? Not quite, but….
Atlanta Journal Constitution—04/06

Early Easter Boosts March Sales
Supermarket News—04/05

Deloitte survey finds consumers more optimistic; looking to shop more at discount stores
Chain Store Age—04/04

Restaurants Expect Spring Will Bring a Warming Trend
Wall Street Journal—04/01

JCPenney slashes personnel to streamline business
Retailing Today—04/06

Lowe’s has plan to improve against Home Depot, eyes acquisitions
New Mexico Business Weekly—04/05

Bed, Bath & Beyond Q4 up 24%; will open 40 stores in fiscal 2012
Chain Store Age—04/05

BBBY finishes year off strong
Retailing Today—04/05

How the Gap Got Back in Style
Fiscal Times—04/04

Gap to get more teens ringing the register

GameStop sees solid future despite video game shift to digital

And the name of H&M’s new chain is…
Chain Store Age—04/02

New execs part of Charming Charlie growth strategy—planning on opening 60 units in 2012
Retailing Today—04/02

Costco announces new locations; will open at least 8 new stores thru September 2012
Chain Store Age—04/05

Food Deserts: Where Have All the Inner-City Grocery Stores Gone?
Daily Finance—04/04

Wal-Mart beats down local opposition to small store sites
San Francisco Business Times—04/03

Sbarro to open test 10 units, tweak menu
Nation’s Restaurant News—04/06

Good Times begins restaurant remodeling effort

Burger King eager to take on McDonald’s
Nation’s Restaurant News—04/04

Casual dining raises stakes at lunch
Nation’s Restaurant News—04/04


Dunkin’ Donuts plans 8-state expansion

P.F. Chang’s debuts Pei Wei Asian Market
Nation’s Restaurant News—04/03

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 4/3/12—04/03

Captain D’s sales trends gain momentum, growth on tap
Nation’s Restaurant News—04/02

Culver’s plans to add 25 to 30 units this year

Ruby Tuesday to buy Lime Fresh for $24M
Nation’s Restaurant News—04/05

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Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS is a partner with The Shopping Center Group a 3rd party retail real estate advisory firm in their Memphis office, an adjunct professor in the graduate real estate program at The University of Memphis and a co-founder and Chairman of the Board for the Memphis Business Academy charter schools (K-12grade) in the Frayser area of Memphis.  

For all your retail real estate needs (tenant representation, landlord representation and property, investment & land sales) I hope that you will choose The Shopping Center Group and me to represent you and your business.  We understand that representation is a privilege and that you have a choice!



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