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Insider Retail: McDonald’s franchisees hire prominent racial justice lawyer, Sports Illustrated owner focuses on merch, and the jewellery industry moves online

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving and happy Black Friday! We at Insider Retail have been lamenting the “death” of Black Friday for years now. But the pandemic could make things even worse. Social distancing rules and in-store capacity limitations will certainly take their toll on the customer turnout for the shopping event. […]
Insider Retail: McDonald’s franchisees hire prominent racial justice lawyer, Sports Illustrated owner focuses on merch, and the jewellery industry moves online
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The rise and fall of the American mall

American malls were created in the rise of suburbia in order to create spaces for Americans to gather and form communities. Starting with the opening of the Southland Mall in 1956, malls have been a vaulted piece of Americana for decades. But with so many malls being built in close […]
The rise and fall of the American mall
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The oldest mall in every state

Some malls have started to reopen across the US at reduced capacity. In the 1960s through the 1990s, malls were the place to be to hang out, shop, and grab a bite to eat in the food court. Some malls in the United States date back as far as the […]
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6 major ways malls have changed over the last decade

More than 9,100 stores are expected to close in 2019 as the retail apocalypse ravages the US. Mall vacancies were at a seven-year high in October of 2018 and report from data analytics firm Thasos found declining foot traffic in malls across the country. From the decline of the anchor […]
6 major ways malls have changed over the last decade
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A massive 3 million-square-foot megamall begins its grand opening Friday as more than 8,600 stores close in 2019. A retail expert explains why American Dream could defy the grim trends rocking the retail world.

The 3 million-square-foot American Dream complex is opening to the public on Friday in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The complex will be one of the largest malls in North America and will feature a theme park, ice rink, water park, and indoor ski centre in addition to over 450 shops. […]
A massive 3 million-square-foot megamall begins its grand opening Friday as more than 8,600 stores close in 2019. A retail expert explains why American Dream could defy the grim trends rocking the retail world.
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The American Dream megamall is opening after more than 20 years of anticipation. Here’s what the Mall of America looked like when it opened 27 years ago to more than 150,000 people.

The three-million-square-foot American Dream megamall opens Friday and will be one of the largest malls in North America, featuring a theme park, ice rink, water park, and indoor ski centre in addition to over 450 shops. The Mall of America is owned by the same company as American Dream and […]
The American Dream megamall is opening after more than 20 years of anticipation. Here’s what the Mall of America looked like when it opened 27 years ago to more than 150,000 people.