The “Star Wars” Garbage Compactor Scene? A Store in Korea Did It (Kinda)
You have to remember the scene. Luke and Han have just rescued Princess Leia, and the three of them, along with Chewbacca, end up in the trash compactor as they try to escape from the Death Star. Imagine what would run through your mind if you were in your favorite mall, shopping for some hiking gear, and all of a sudden you had to do some serious hiking and climbing, for real! OK, so it probably isn't as awful as being in a garbage dump, but you need not imagine it. North Face in South Korea said, “To heck with the lawsuits, we want some YouTube clicks!” and by gum, they are worth it. Check it out (thanks to AdWeek.com) and then thank us later by Tweeting “@Dir_Major_Malls #ClimberVideo Thank you!”
Shrimp Boxing: It's a Thing and Why You Need to Know About It
In its Fall 2014 U.S. market report, “National Retail Review,” Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate advisor, noted that vacancy rates were going down, in particular those of the community / neighborhood / strip centers. In the report, Cassidy Turley, which frequently cites DMM data in its reports, listed San Francisco, Hawaii and San Jose as having the lowest vacancy rates (2.9%, 3.2%, and 4.4% respectively) while Reno, Memphis and Cleveland had the highest (14.8%, 13.6%, and 12.1% respectively). The report also discussed the phenomenon that's coming to be known as “Shrimp Boxing” or the trend of big box players to downsize their space needs. “While we see some clouds on the retail horizon, this sector – particularly community and neighborhoods projects – are where we also see the greatest emerging strengths,” wrote editor Garrick Brown.
Grab that Turkey Leg Fast… Black “Friday” Plans are Underway
Macy's hit the ground running this year, becoming the first retailer to announce plans for Black Friday, which has now become Black Thursday. Macy's said it will be opening open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than it opened last year. There's been some hand-wringing over the years as retailers encroach upon what has widely been regarded as sacred family time (NFL football games not withstanding). Some retailers even go out of their way to announce their plans NOT to interfere with traditional turkey time. We also recently saw the first Black Friday advertisement “leaked” online” let the feeding frenzy begin!
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