Food is the starting point for how we communicate with other cultures. This statement embodies the philosophy of a recent cultural mission trip to Vietnam co-led by Seattle chef Thoa Nguyen. Nguyen owns three area restaurants, including Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill at Grand Ridge Plaza in Issaquah, WA. She also battled celebrity chef Bobby Flay on The Food Network and won during season four of 'Beat Bobby Flay.’ Her specialty is Pan Pacific cuisine that merges food cultures.
At Regency, we are extremely proud of our sustainability efforts. Whether it is our Green Bond issuance, solar panel initiatives, or achieving our ten-year sustainability goals in five, we are constantly committed to bettering our environment and increasing value across the board. The reasons to support these efforts are clear to us, but others may have their doubts.
The results are in: America’s favorite grocery retailers have been confirmed by more than 12,000 shoppers in a recent Market Force study. Many on the list can attribute their success to how responsive they have been to changing consumer demands. Offering home delivery services, superior customer experiences, speedy checkouts, and quality groceries, the following stores have risen to the top in 2017:
Drive around a typical neighborhood today and within a few miles shoppers can find a mid- to large-sized grocery store accompanied by a few other small shops like a hair salon, pizza place, or hardware store. This is because time is proving that grocers are necessary for consumers, and beneficial as shopping center anchors to investors, consumers, and neighboring retailers.
The blogosphere has become a mainstay on the menu of professional development over the last decade, helping businesses and entrepreneurs stay ahead of the ever-winding corporate curve. Insight and resources into how to grow and succeed in business used to be limited to periodic roundtables, discussion panels, seminars, and large conventions. However, the power of the blog has funneled expertise into a more consistent, relevant, and timely process of dissemination.
Persimmon Place recently earned a 2017 U.S. MAXI Silver Award in the traditional marketing category for its 2016 Wine Stroll event. This award recognizes innovative events, programs and technology that add value to shopping centers and companies across the nation. Winners were announced May 21 at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas.
Starbucks’ wildly popular Unicorn Frappucino craze came and went in late April. Although the concoction was laden with sugar — 59 grams for a grande, and 76 grams for venti — many stores could not fulfill orders by day three of the promotion. There remains much to glean from this five-day retail sensation.