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Five Brick-and-Mortar Stores Merge the Benefits of Ecommerce

With the expanding popularity of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores continue to seek ways to capitalize on technology, especially mobile commerce, in order to draw customers through their doors. One of the most successful strategies is proving to be the buy online, pickup in store strategy. According to Top500Guide.com, 74 out of 156 retail chains in the Internet Retailer 2016 Top 500 offered in-store pickup of online orders, compared to 51 out of 155 chains the previous year.

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3 Tech Trends Set to Impact Retail in 2018

The CRE community is watching for impactful technology trends in retail, especially as the release of 2017 first quarter reports spurs another hefty round of Wall Street exchanges.  "We will see more disruption in the next 10 years of retail than we did in the previous 1,000,” said Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet.  

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Hot Markets Where Retail is Thriving

Location, location, location. Yes, it still matters in retail. Despite the impact of digital technology and ecommerce, retailers in many areas of the U.S. are thriving right now. Market indicators such as vacancy, net absorption, rental rates, cap rates, and construction are adding up to strong markets in certain areas of the U.S. Here are ten booming retail markets where commercial real estate developers are building and retail tenants are scrambling for space:

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4 Signs It’s Time to Redevelop a Shopping Center

The role of redevelopment is playing a needed part in transforming old, worn-out malls and shopping centers into vibrant centers of shopping, entertainment, and the outdoors. Many industry leaders, such as those present at the 2016 Urban Land Institute’s “Mall of the Future” seminar, see redevelopment as a compelling response to the influence of technology on brick-and-mortar retail. Panel member Matt Billerbeck of Callison RTKL said, “People are tired of every place being the same as every other place,” which speaks to the need for shopping malls to improve customer experience.

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4 Upcoming Regency Development Projects


At Regency, we continue to seek opportunities for development in hyper-local, attractive U.S. markets. With 87% of our properties anchored by top grocers including Kroger, Whole Foods Market, and Wegmans and an average household income of $100,000 across our portfolio, we are excited to highlight some of our up-and-coming developments spanning the country.

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Regency's 401(k) Program Earns Top Honors

Regency was selected by PLANSPONSOR Magazine as a 2017 'Best in Class 401(k) Plan.' PLANSPONSOR acknowledges organizations that are committed to helping employees save for retirement by offering plans that make use of industry best practices. Out of 3,381 plans, 34 winners were chosen. Winners demonstrated excellence in the more than 25 attributes of plan design, and governance that factored into the evaluation. The 34 winners, including Regency Centers, who was the only Florida company represented, were recently recognized at an awards dinner in New York City.

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The Big Advantage: How Small Retailers Can Effectively Use Big Data

The month of April sprung loose in global commercial real estate with an announcement from Australia’s biggest bank that The Commonwealth Bank of Australia launched a free big data analytics platform for small and medium businesses to improve their overall sales and performance. Indeed, what retailers around the globe are finding is that implementing big data solutions can help them identify advantages in marketing, customer experience, comparative analytics, and operations.

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What to Learn From Food Trucks That Transitioned to Brick-and-Mortar

It’s likely you’ve seen them—food trucks of all flavors and fare parked in large mixed use commercial parking lots or outdoor recreation destinations. Preparing on-the-spot items ranging from gourmet sandwiches and vegan wraps to sushi, food trucks are drawing attention to retailers and restaurateurs for more than just the food they serve.

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Regency Achieves 10-Year Sustainability Goals in Five

We are thrilled to be able to announce that the original 10-year goals we established in 2011 have been completed in half the time. The original goals, carried out by our sustainability team of Mark Peternell and Tanner Hayes, were based on industry-leading benchmarks as well as the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge. They included:

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