"At the Florida Mall in Orlando, Nordstrom was torn down and replaced with a Dick’s Sporting Goods store and a crayon-based family attraction called the Crayola Experience.
Once the linchpin of American shopping malls, department stores are being displaced by newer types of retailers that do a better job of driving shoppers to the centers and lifting overall mall sales.[Moi ici: Atenção PME exportadoras, cuidado com os vossos clientes B2B. Eles podem até gostar de vocês e muito mas ... eles podem simplesmente desaparecer, comidos pelo online. E quanto maiores e mais famosos maior o perigo]
Landlords are nudging out the once-coveted big box chains in favor of sporting-goods retailers, fast-fashion chains, supermarkets, gyms, restaurants, movies theaters and other types of entertainment as they seek to keep their properties relevant in an age increasingly dominated by online shopping.[Moi ici: A conjugação de duas correntes, a evolução do online e a ascensão da economia das experiências]
“The definition of an anchor has changed,”
“The dependence of malls on department stores isn’t what it was 25 years ago,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of another big mall owner General Growth Properties Inc.
Since 2011, General Growth has taken back space from 65 department stores, or about 15% of its anchors, and filled the locations with new occupants that include H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, 24 Hour Fitness, Wegmans Food Markets Inc., Dave & Buster’s and other restaurants.
Fast-fashion chains, restaurants, specialty stores do a better job of driving mall sales and drawing shoppers"
Trechos retirados de "Mall Owners Push Out Department Stores"