They say a picture is worth a thousand words… Giving up is not an option… Resisting the allure of the internet- details in our latest dmm e-news

When it Comes to This Atlanta Shopping Center, Giving Up is Not an Option

The New York Times has eloquently encapsulated the timeline
surrounding (and current re-development of) a Georgia shopping center called Underground
Atlanta
. It's been through some rough patches over the years, but
the community is not giving up and is looking for creative ways to make it work
based on the needs required by its location and its people. “For decades,
developers and city leaders… [were] imagining Underground as a one-of-a-kind
destination for downtown visitors. The new plan… will focus on attracting
residents, now that this city, for so long defined by suburban development,
appears to be looking inward,” wrote Richard Fausset.


Tired of Reading? Learn about Mobile Technology with this Infographic

There’s an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words (as a writer, I always countered that
by claiming a word is worth a thousand pictures, but I digress). Remember when
USA Today hit the scene? Well, your humble newsletter editor does, and what
helped USA Today stand out was its reliance on images and infographics. While
newspapers are on the outs, the concept remains – multimedia content is King on
the Internet, one just has to find the right mix of words, images, video and
audio (and maybe someday odors). So for this week's newsletter, dear
readers, we give you a helpful infographic, 5
Mobility Trends for the Modern Business
, courtesy of
Randstad, a provider of HR services.


Three Retail Micro-trends: Geography, Convenience and Personalization

How can in-store customers resist the allure of the
internet?
In-store retailers have the power to make it less alluring by
offering a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. That's according to
Jeannie Walters, the CEO/Founder of 360Connext, a Chicago-based consulting
firm. Walters
recently talked about
three ways retailers can do the little things
that make the in-store shopping experience more rewarding for consumers and
more likely to make them loyal again in the future. Some stores offer items
based on their location, others go out of their way to make the experience as
convenient as possible for the customer. Walmart is tinkering with its grocery
shopping strategy, moving it “from a back-of-the-store experience to a
convenient in-and-out for the customer. The customer can order online or via
mobile and drive up a few hours later to groceries. With this service, orders
can be scheduled for same day or up to three weeks with no additional charge
for the customer.”


Visit DMM at ICSC's RECon 2015 DMM will be at RECon 2015, the ICSC's convention that brings
together retail real estate professionals from around the world. The show gets
underway May 17th and runs through the 20th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Come visit us at our booth (#N1329) and learn more about our DMM Mapping tool, get a personal
demonstration, find out what's in store for ShoppingCenters.com
down the line, find out about the new white paper focused on market saturation
analysis we prepared with Pitney Bowes, or just come by and say hi.


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