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Kroger's New Convenience Store Concept

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.

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Fresh Look Stories, Spring 2017

Fresh Look® isn't just a philosophy; it's the driving force behind creating ideal locations with best-in-class retailers representative of the communities we serve.

We combine unique placemaking designs with the right merchandising mixes, and connect with our shoppers through community outreach and an active social media presence. These innovative destinations are crafted one at a time by our team. Take a closer look at our most recent Fresh Look success stories in action:

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Top Honors Third Year in a Row for Regency Wellness Program

On May 10 we were awarded Platinum honors for the third straight year from Jacksonville’s First Coast Worksite Wellness Council and the Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well-Being. The First Coast Healthies Company Award was designed to commend and formally recognize companies and organizations of all sizes for their commitment to improving employee health and wellness.

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Restaurant Chains Given Highest Marks by Millennial Customers

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.

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5 Keys to Digital Ordering Implementation

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.

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Our 2017 RECon Tip Sheet

With more than 36,000 attendees and upward of 1,000 exhibitors over a four-day period, ICSC's annual RECon can prove to be a daunting experience. Whether it’s your first time visiting the big show or you are a seasoned veteran, we believe there is information below that will serve as a good reminder or lesson heading into May 21-24 in Las Vegas:

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Is Showrooming the Next Big Thing?

Showrooming, also referred to as interconnected retailing or “bricks and clicks,” so coined by the Harvard Business Review, has been employed most recently in variations by Warby Parker, Bonobos, and Home Depot.

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Imagine Market Common Clarendon Open House Brings New Ideas, Community Together

On a mild May evening, more than 200 community members came together and shared their vision and ideas for the future of Market Common Clarendon — a 392,960-square-foot shopping center in affluent Arlington, VA. The open-air center, currently anchored by Whole Foods Market, Apple, and Crate & Barrel, was acquired by Regency Centers and partner Avalon Bay in May 2016 from TIAA-CREF.

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Nutella Cafe Debuts in Chicago Later This Month

Hazelnut spread lovers, this hunger-inducing news is for you. The first all-Nutella Cafe is debuting May 31, in Chicago's Millennium Park Plaza. The standalone cafe will serve all manner of Nutella-filled crepes, pastries, gelato, plus an entire menu brimming with breakfast items and treats including buttermilk pancakes and waffles with Nutella and Nutella-topped handpies.

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