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.
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.
May 10 marked the soft opening of a new kind of convenience store, compliments of Kroger. Fresh Eats MKT in the Columbus, OH suburb of Blacklick represents the first of at least two more scheduled new convenience concept stores opening in central Ohio. Others may expand into existing Turkey Hill banner stores as well.
A new EquiTrend Study from The Harris Poll is grabbing the attention of restaurant chains like Starbucks, Five Guys, and The Cheesecake Factory, which were among the highest rated among consumers. Turns out the differences between Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers also includes preferences in dining destinations.
As restaurant owners and food service providers continue to seek ways to improve customer service, digital ordering is rising to the top. In 2014, restaurants reported that online and mobile ordering comprised more than 30% of all operations tests, and in the same year, Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s generated more than 45% of their sales from online orders (Source: Chain Store Age). Today’s restaurant owners can follow those which have helped led the way.