Knowing how shoppers shop can be a great opportunity for retailers to provide helps for making grocery shopping easy and enjoyable. One of the ways grocers can aid shoppers is to streamline visits with the use of grocery list apps. The top apps available for both iOS and android range from free to paid subscriptions. Functionality can be as simplistic as manually creating a list similar to handwritten ones or supercharged as auto-creating lists based on real-time tracking of household inventory. Many grocery list apps also offer in-app ads, through which retailers might consider running promotions.
Just in time for summer, San Diego's two-story The Hub at Hillcrest Market has a line up of new, exciting spots. The center recently added indoor cycling studio, CycleBar, and Whistling Duck Tavern, an industrial-chic eatery that touts Asian-fusion bites and an array of craft beers. The chef is from San Diego but his father is from Hong Kong. The duo created a menu that is the best of traditional Asian flavors while incorporating a west coast sensibility.
The new U.S. chain will be in close proximity to existing HomeGoods locations so customers can conveniently shop both stores in one trip. HomeSense will offer home fashions similar to HomeGoods, such as giftware, wall decor, furntiure, lamps and accessories, but different enough to complement the existing merchandise. The retailer is currenly in Canada and Europe, but will open its first U.S. location in summer with additional locations planned for fall.
Americans are changing what they eat, when they eat, and how they shop for and consume food, and the food industry is taking note. New generations of consumers are more interested in casual dining, efficient diets with quality ingredients, and a simplistic approach to meal preparation and eating outside the home. Citing millennials as the driving factor, JLL identified the following food trends in a recent report commissioned by ICSC called The Successful Integration of Food & Beverage within Real Estate.
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.