Are you a retailer that often locates in or near major shopping centers and malls? Then you’ll want to explore the Directory of Major Malls / ShoppingCenters.com data set, which includes details on the 8,528 major open-air shopping centers, lifestyle/specialty, entertainment mixed-use, value retail and enclosed malls in the U.S. and Canada that are approximately 200,000+ square feet and larger in size.
For years, many have debated the death of shopping malls. The rise of ecommerce has been a big contributor to the struggles of brick-and-mortar retail, and many analysts and other experts have been talking about how these changes are impacting the American institution known as the shopping mall:
We’ve talked before on this blog about the general impression that brick-and-mortar retail is dying a slow death and why that simply isn’t true.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: brick-and-mortar retail isn’t dying, it’s evolving. Yet, browse the latest articles on retail development and it might not seem so certain. SiteSeer’s team just returned from the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon show in Las Vegas, where attendance was down from years past. It caused us all to wonder: is the market slowing? Are deals still getting done? Is the so-called retail apocalypse actually upon us?