Inside South Hall, all the big names are present: Chase, McDonald’s, Cinnabon, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops and Ace Hardware. Real estate agents, developers, shopping center marketing staff and potential franchisees are walking the floor and making their appointments.
While brick-and-mortar stores increase their online presence and tech companies are increasing their real-world presence, the competition is heating up.
In front of a standing-room-only audience at RECon, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual convention, keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg told the retail real estate industry that nothing replaces the intangible experience of walking into a store.
Rohit Joshi wasn’t waiting for customers to come to him. No, his team was actively recruiting them Monday at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual convention, RECon.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority on Thursday adopted a new budget which, reflecting the uneven visitor industry, incorporates only minor changes from the previous year.
With all the publicity that has followed the CityCenter construction defects case, it never figured to be easy to find an impartial jury.
An oversized bottle of Joy by Jean Natou sits atop an exhibitor table, sparkling in the light. Just before the show opens, exhibitors are unwrapping collectible perfume bottles, trays and compacts, all with the utmost care.
The National Hardware Show is full of new product launches this year, including Craftsman’s Harley-Davidson toolbox collection, Dickies’ new tool bag line and the latest parcel drop from Architectural Mailboxes.
Slices of gourmet pizza flew out of Sandy Shapiro’s dish almost as fast as he placed them. Down the way, Masterbuilt was preparing to smoke a whole hog while Saber was passing out hot bratwurst. It’s all part of the fun at the 2013 National Hardware Show.
Hedge funds are traditionally the province of the super wealthy, but Anthony Scaramucci is taking SkyBridge Capital — a “fund of funds” that creates portfolios of hedge fund investments — in a different direction targeting the “mass affluent.”