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How Restaurants and Grocers are Blending into New Concepts

By Alan Roth, Managing Director of the eastern U.S. for Regency Centers

If you remain status quo, then you can expect to be left behind — even in the food industry. Across the country, restaurants and grocers are rapidly changing the status quo, and Regency Centers is at the forefront.

Look at grocery, which is arguably the most exciting and dynamic retail category in 2018. Grocery headlines often focus on Amazon and Whole Foods Market, but the category has been evolving quickly for the last several years.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Nocatee Town Center's Latest Eatery, Treylor Park

Nocatee Town Center, in sunny Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, is now home to Florida's first Treylor Park restaurant. Co-owners William 'Trey' Wilder and Rick Kunzi brought the playful concept from Savannah, GA, to the burgeoning, family friendly master-planned Nocatee community. Treylor Park's premise is simple: quality over quantity — quality always comes first.

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Nordstrom Adds Two New "Nordstrom Local" Service Hubs to Los Angeles Area

Nordstrom is going hyperlocal in a new, unique, and uber-convenient way. Nordstrom Local,” the department store’s innovative launch last October, is a 3,000 SF showroom — also known as a “service hub” — designed to make shopping services even more accessible and convenient for its customers. The flagship space can be found on West Hollywood’s Melrose Avenue, alongside some of the industry’s most popular millennial boutiques. The one thing it’s missing? Inventory.

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Regency CEO Interviewed at Nareit's REITweek in NYC

Regency's chairman and CEO, Hap Stein, recently gave a video interview at Nareit’s REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference in New York.

He said that news of distress in the retail sector has obscured the fact that 4,000 new stores opened in 2018, with 1,000 additional openings recorded in 2018 so far.

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'Shop Fun' Retail Experience Aboard Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship

Starboard Cruise Services recently unveiled 'Shop Fun,' an elevated addition to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, and it’s seemingly every shopping-lover’s dream. LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) company Starboard is among the first to implement these Carnival-based shopping experiences including a Victoria’s Secret boutique, and select luxury brand presences like Rebecca Minkoff and Michael Kors.

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Tiffany & Co. is Taking a Millennial-Focused Approach to Industry Changes

In the jewelry industry, ‘cool’ is quickly becoming the new classic; the times they are a-changing, and Tiffany & Co. is embracing it. In utilizing marketing tactics and rolling out price points that better appeal to the millennial audience and consumer base, the jeweler has recently received a spike in sales. 
The company rolled out their “Believe in Dreams” campaign last month, which spotlights young, hip icons like professional teenage dancer Maddie Ziegler and American rapper, A$AP Ferg. To follow, the “Believe in Love,” campaign — promoting the company’s wedding and engagement ring collections — features same-sex and interracial couples, celebrating diversity and equality in relationships across today’s modern world.

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Jacksonville Business Journal Gives Regency 'Coolest Office Space' Award

The Jacksonville Business Journal named Regency Centers' corporate office to its annual 'Coolest Office Spaces' issue, and presented members of the space planning committee a plaque at a June 21 award ceremony. After months of planning, designing and construction, Regency's corporate office underwent a total overhaul and facelift in a phased approach in 2017. Architect Gensler was at the helm. Regency's downtown Jacksonville, Florida office occupies three full floors in the 35-story Wells Fargo tower, housing 236 employees.

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Three Key Benefits of Instagram Influencer Marketing

For business owners in the retail sphere and beyond, Instagram and more specifically, the utilization of Instagram influencer marketing has become the ultimate advertising tool. The trick of the trade? Learning to choose the right influencer(s) for what you’re looking to accomplish.

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Learn How Firehouse Subs Is Rolling With the Fast-Casual Industry Changes

A key player in the the sandwich game since opening its Jacksonville, FL doors in 1994, Firehouse Subs has come a long way — to which patrons of franchisee Clint Rohletter’s brick-and-mortar store, for example, can attest. Over the years, the West Midtown Firehouse location has been home to customers ranging from blue-collar workers to corporate professionals from nearby office parks as well as Georgia Tech students and faculty.

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Office Space — Inside a Gym?

Class Act Sports is a digital media company that spotlights charitable and philanthropic athletes. The twist? It’s based in a gym. Located at one of NYC’s many luxury fitness chains, Life Time headquarters. The company is at the forefront of constant, interactive energy, with plenty of perks to go around.

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Fanatics Launches Sports Fan Shops in 325 JCPenney Locations

Popular American department store JCPenney is joining forces with Fanatics, Inc., the global leader for officially licensed sports merchandise. Soon, sports-minded shoppers will have access to the latest and greatest team apparel from the comfort of their local JCPenney. Fanatics shops will be found exclusively in 325 JCPenney locations nationwide and carry a curated, local selection of both professional and collegiate merchandise across all major sports leagues for men, women and children. To follow this launch, JCPenney plans to introduce an additional 325 destinations by the upcoming back-to-school season.

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CoverGirl Opens Flagship Shop in NYC's Times Square

There’s a new kid on the block, and her name is CoverGirl. For the first time in upwards of 60 years, the household name in the mass makeup and beauty world is setting up shop in a brick-and-mortar, situated in the heart of NYC’s Times Square. The first-ever standalone shop is rumored to include additions like a beauty playroom and full-service makeup application, to name a few.

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