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Deconstructed Fitness is Booming in Retail

Patrick Conway is Regency Centers Vice President and Market Officer in Los Angeles, CA. He oversees a portfolio of 21 properties, totaling more than three million SF.

The booming fitness category has made a surprisingly significant impact on retail real estate. Trendy concepts like CorePower Yoga, Orangetheory Fitness, and SoulCycle are expanding nationwide, filling retail vacancies, driving more foot traffic throughout the day, attracting new customers, and complementing retail merchandising mixes for owners and operators of these shopping centers.

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What Dwell Time Means for the Bottom Line

Scott Prigge is Regency's Senior Vice President of National Operations currently overseeing property management, specialty leasing, and the company's sustainability program.

The shopping experience has never been more data-driven.

The customer, retailer and shopping center now all have unparalleled access to data, and one of the more interesting data points in our industry today is dwell time.

What is Dwell Time?

Dwell time is the all-important, historically hard-to-quantify ingredient that goes into keeping a center relevant, connected, and successful. More simply, this term describes how much time people spend on your property that isn’t just to “grab-and-go” with their everyday needs. While it’s important to provide amenities and services that people need convenient access to, it’s just as important to give people a reason to stay, gather, and connect.

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How Pop-Up Events Can Supplement Your Retail Strategy

The online retail industry’s fascination with the pop-up continues as we enter a new era of “clicks and mortar” pioneered by big ecommerce players like Amazon, Warby Parker, and Blue Apron. Pop-up events are a powerful retail marketing tactic, and as a strategy, they work for brands of all shapes and sizes.

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See How Self-Ordering Kiosks are Changing the Retail Experience

In today’s Digital Age where instant gratification is king, retailers big and small are constantly rolling out new and improved ways to make the customer check-out process faster and more efficient. The latest and greatest? Self-ordering kiosks.

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Regency Wellness Program Takes Top Honors Fourth Consecutive Year

Regency brought home Platinum honors for the fourth consecutive year from Jacksonville’s First Coast Worksite Wellness Council and the Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well-Being. The First Coast Healthiest Company Award was designed to commend and formally recognize companies and organizations of all sizes for their commitment to improving employee health and wellness. Regency has received an award each of the 10 years the council has given wellness applause.

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Mobile Order-Ahead: See Who's Revolutionizing the Coffee Shop Experience

As a successful contender in the caffeinated world for the past 54 years, it’s safe to say that California-based coffee chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf — with more than 1,200 locations worldwide — is adept in the coffee business. In addition to its strong focus on roasting and pouring quality products, it is also successfully keeping up with industry trends in order to stay above the fold and reach a variety of consumers. How? Most recently, through the implementation of the mobile order-ahead function.

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Check Out LA's Newest Hip and Health-Conscious Convenience Store

With modern-day grocery store options ranging from Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods and everything in-between, there seems to be a shopping experience – and product inventory – for every taste and palate under the sun. So what about a healthy variety of smaller-scale convenience stores? PR veteran Rachel Krupa wondered the same, so she created The Goods Mart: a sleek, healthy and community-focused quick-stop shop.

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VP of Financial Services Patrick Johnson Earns Jacksonville Business Journal '40 Under 40' Honor

Patrick Johnson, Regency’s Vice President of Financial Services, was recently honored as one of '40 Under 40’ top area achievers by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The nomination and award honors 40 young professionals in Northeast Florida who have achieved success both professionally and in the community.

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Learn How Retail Brands are Competing for Shoppers' Habits

The challenges and triumphs in the ever-changing world of traditional retail have recently been re-analyzed can be found – for the seventh year in a row – via the annual PwC consumer insights survey. Conducted in late 2017, the most recent survey represents more than 22,000 respondents in 27 territories. It paints a vivid picture of retail patrons and their various shopping habits across a variety of ages, genders and geographical locations.

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See How Beauty Brands Use Their Employees as Influencers

It’s no secret that as the world of digital and social media continues to evolve, so do the expectations and values of consumers. In particular, today’s fashion and beauty shoppers expect far more than a quality product, and are increasingly likely to purchase products associated with brands and campaigns that are inclusive, diverse and authentic. With this in mind, more and more companies are turning to their very own employees as models and spokespersons, and in turn creating a more authentic approach to advertising.

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Seattle Residents Celebrate Landmark Remaining Part of Ballard Blocks Shopping Center

On Saturday, April 21 a 'No Demo Day' Celebration took place at Seattle's Ballard Blocks. The cause for the celebration — the storied Edith Macefield House staying at Ballard Blocks.

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First Wegmans in North Carolina to Join Midtown East Development

Grocer Wegmans will anchor new Raleigh development Midtown East. The 173,936 SF center is scheduled to open in 2019, and Wegmans will occupy 120,000 SF. Midtown East is located at the intersection of Wake Forest Road and Wake Towne Road.

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